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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917649/percutaneous-externally-assembled-laparoscopic-peal-versus-laparoendoscopic-single-site-less-nephrectomy-in-a-porcine-model-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-study
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Mohamed Keheila, Jim Ken-Chie Shen, Daniel Faaborg, Patrick Yang, Salim Cheriyan, Samuel R Abourbih, Nazih Khater, Michael Hill, D Duane Baldwin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes between Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) and a novel Percutaneous Externally Assembled Laparoscopic (PEAL) nephrectomy in an in vivo porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten female farm pigs were randomized to LESS nephrectomy (5) or PEAL nephrectomy (5). Operative times, estimated blood loss, intraoperative and postoperative complications were compared. The surgeons used a Likert scale to grade difficulty of peritoneal access, port placement, tool assembly, hilar dissection, closure, and overall difficulty of surgery...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907242/a-city-wide-investigation-of-the-isotopic-distribution-and-source-of-tap-waters-for-forensic-human-geolocation-ground-truthing
#2
Momoko Ueda, Lynne S Bell
Human geolocation is prefaced on the accuracy of the geographic precision of mapped isotopic values for drinking water. As most people live in cities, it becomes important to understand city water supplies and how the isotopic values uniquely reflect that city. This study investigated the isotopic distribution of δ(2) H and δ(18) O from sourced tap waters that were collected from across the Metro Vancouver (MV) area (n = 135). The results revealed that the isotopic values reflect their water sources with a range of 5...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906026/plasma-hiv-1-rna-viral-load-rebound-among-people-who-inject-drugs-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-art-in-a-canadian-setting-an-ethno-epidemiological-study
#3
Will Small, M J Milloy, Ryan McNeil, Lisa Maher, Thomas Kerr
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) living with HIV often experience sub-optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment outcomes, including HIV plasma viral load (PVL) rebound. While previous studies have identified risk factors for PVL rebound among PWID, no study has examined the perspectives of PWID who have experienced PVL rebound episodes. We conducted an ethno-epidemiological study to investigate the circumstances surrounding the emergence of rebound episodes among PWID in Vancouver, BC, Canada...
July 25, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901645/fenestrated-adipofascial-reverse-flap-a-modified-technique-for-the-reconstruction-of-fingertip-amputations
#4
Francesco Idone, Andrea Sisti, Juri Tassinari, Giuseppe Nisi
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Fingertip injuries can be treated in different ways, including shortening with primary closure, skin graft, and local or distant flaps. Several local flaps for the reconstruction of the amputated fingertip were described. We present our experience with a new concept of homodigital adipofascial reverse flap that avoids the second surgical stage and allows a complete and anatomically perfect reconstruction of nail bed, with preservation of the nail lamina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2014 and February 2015, five patients with digital amputations (distally to the nail matrix) were treated using the Fenestrated Adipofascial Reverse (F...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900151/can-the-otago-falls-prevention-program-be-delivered-by-video-a-feasibility-study
#5
Jennifer C Davis, Chun Liang Hsu, Winnie Cheung, Penny M A Brasher, Linda C Li, Karim M Khan, Jonathan Sykes, Dawn A Skelton, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the feasibility of delivering the Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) via an interactive DVD (ie, OEP-DVD) in combination with monthly physical therapist phone calls to older adults. DESIGN: This pre-post (baseline and 6-month follow-up) study included an intervention group (n=61) based in a rural location and a control group (n=21) based in a city. SETTING: Sechelt and Vancouver, British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: 82 community-dwelling adults ≥75 years...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897184/an-evaluation-of-the-international-standards-to-document-remaining-autonomic-function-after-spinal-cord-injury-input-from-the-international-community
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A M Round, S E Park, K Walden, V K Noonan, A F Townson, A V Krassioukov
STUDY DESIGN: Interactive workshops with a presurvey-postsurvey. OBJECTIVES: To describe a series of workshops held at international meetings to inform the spinal cord injury (SCI) community about the International Standards to Document Remaining Autonomic Function after Spinal Cord Injury (ISAFSCI) and to obtain feedback on both the workshop and the ISAFSCI assessment. SETTING: Three international conferences of SCI practitioners in Toronto, Las Vegas and Vancouver held between 2012 and 2013...
November 29, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894349/-when-i-saw-walking-i-just-kind-of-took-it-as-wheeling-interpretations-of-mobility-related-items-in-generic-preference-based-health-state-instruments-in-the-context-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Yvonne Anne Michel, Lidia Engel, Kim Rand-Hendriksen, Liv Ariane Augestad, David Gt Whitehurst
BACKGROUND: In health economic analyses, health states are typically valued using instruments with few items per dimension. Due to the generic (and often reductionist) nature of such instruments, certain groups of respondents may experience challenges in describing their health state. This study is concerned with generic, preference-based health state instruments that provide information for decisions about the allocation of resources in health care. Unlike physical measurement instruments, preference-based health state instruments provide health state values that are dependent on how respondents interpret the items...
November 28, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889849/principles-of-managing-vancouver-type-b-periprosthetic-fractures-around-cemented-polished-tapered-femoral-stems
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Conal Quah, Matthew Porteous, Arthur Stephen
The management of periprosthetic fractures around total hip replacements is a complex and challenging problem. Getting it right first time is an important factor in reducing the morbidity, mortality and financial burden associated with these injuries. Understanding and applying the basic principles of fracture management helps increase the chance of successful treatment. Based on these principles, we suggest a treatment algorithm for managing periprosthetic fractures around polished tapered femoral stems.
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888969/smoking-behaviors-and-medical-co-morbidities-in-patients-with-mental-illnesses
#9
Peggy El-Mallakh, Danielle McPeak, Milan Khara, Chizimuzo T Okoli
Correlations among smoking behaviors and co-morbid medical illnesses were examined among 982 smokers with mental illnesses enrolled in a smoking cessation program within Mental Health and Addictions Services in Vancouver, Canada. Significant correlates among individuals with psychotic disorders included associations between a history of emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) disease and cigarettes smoked per day (r's=.35, p≤.01), Confidence in quitting (r's=-.33, p≤.01), and nicotine dependence (r's=...
December 2016: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887683/sacral-nerve-stimulation-allows-for-decreased-antegrade-continence-enema-use-in-children-with-severe-constipation
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Peter L Lu, Lindsey Asti, Daniel L Lodwick, Kristine M Nacion, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci, Steven Teich, Seth A Alpert, Desale Yacob, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Hayat M Mousa
BACKGROUND: Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) can be beneficial for children with constipation, but no studies have focused on children with constipation severe enough to require antegrade continence enemas (ACEs). Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of SNS in children with constipation treated with ACE. METHODS: Using a prospective patient registry, we identified patients <21years old who were receiving ACE prior to SNS placement. We compared ACE/laxative usage, PedsQL Gastrointestinal Symptom Scale (GSS), Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (FIQL), Fecal Incontinence Severity Index (FISI), and Vancouver Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome Score (DES) at baseline and progressive follow-up time intervals...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885945/clinical-imaging-and-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-focal-cortical-dysplasia-type-ii-extratemporal-epilepsies-in-children-analyses-of-an-institutional-case-series
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Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus, Mary B Connolly, Glenda Hendson, Paul Steinbok, Christopher Dunham
OBJECTIVE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) Type II is divided into 2 subgroups based on the absence (IIA) or presence (IIB) of balloon cells. In particular, extratemporal FCD Type IIA and IIB is not completely understood in terms of clinical, imaging, biological, and neuropathological differences. The aim of the authors was to analyze distinctions between these 2 formal entities and address clinical, MRI, and immunohistochemical features of extratemporal epilepsies in children. METHODS Cases formerly classified as Palmini FCD Type II nontemporal epilepsies were identified through the prospectively maintained epilepsy database at the British Columbia Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878097/population-genetic-isolation-and-limited-connectivity-in-the-purple-finch-haemorhous-purpureus
#12
Colin Bran Alexander Macfarlane, Libby Natola, Mike W Brown, Theresa M Burg
Using a combination of mitochondrial and z-linked sequences, microsatellite data, and spatio-geographic modeling, we examined historical and contemporary factors influencing the population genetic structure of the purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus). Mitochondrial DNA data show the presence of two distinct groups corresponding to the two subspecies, H. p. purpureus and H. p. californicus. The two subspecies likely survived in separate refugia during the last glacial maximum, one on the Pacific Coast and one east of the Rocky Mountains, and now remain distinct lineages with little evidence of gene flow between them...
November 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876062/elevated-risk-of-incarceration-among-street-involved-youth-who-initiate-drug-dealing
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Carly Hoy, Brittany Barker, Jackie Regan, Huiru Dong, Lindsey Richardson, Thomas Kerr, Kora DeBeck
BACKGROUND: Street-involved youth are known to be an economically vulnerable population that commonly resorts to risky activities such as drug dealing to generate income. While incarceration is common among people who use illicit drugs and associated with increased economic vulnerability, interventions among this population remain inadequate. Although previous research has documented the role of incarceration in further entrenching youth in both the criminal justice system and street life, less is known whether recent incarceration predicts initiating drug dealing among vulnerable youth...
November 22, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876048/an-integrated-approach-to-care-attracts-people-living-with-hiv-who-use-illicit-drugs-in-an-urban-centre-with-a-concentrated-hiv-epidemic
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S Fernando, R McNeil, K Closson, H Samji, S Kirkland, C Strike, R Baltzer Turje, W Zhang, R S Hogg, S Parashar
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV (PLHIV) who are also marginalized by social and structural inequities often face barriers to accessing and adhering to HIV treatment and care. The Dr. Peter Centre (DPC) is a non-profit integrated care facility with a supervised injection room that serves PLHIV experiencing multiple barriers to social and health services in Vancouver, Canada. This study examines whether the DPC is successful in drawing in PLHIV with complex health issues, including addiction...
November 22, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871490/predictive-models-for-mortality-after-ruptured-aortic-aneurysm-repair-do-not-predict-futility-and-are-not-useful-for-clinical-decision-making
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Patrick C Thompson, Ronald L Dalman, E John Harris, Venita Chandra, Jason T Lee, Matthew W Mell
OBJECTIVE: The clinical decision-making utility of scoring algorithms for predicting mortality after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs) remains unknown. We sought to determine the clinical utility of the algorithms compared with our clinical decision making and outcomes for management of rAAA during a 10-year period. METHODS: Patients admitted with a diagnosis rAAA at a large university hospital were identified from 2005 to 2014. The Glasgow Aneurysm Score, Hardman Index, Vancouver Score, Edinburgh Ruptured Aneurysm Score, University of Washington Ruptured Aneurysm Score, Vascular Study Group of New England rAAA Risk Score, and the Artificial Neural Network Score were analyzed for accuracy in predicting mortality...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871410/vancouver-experience-of-recombinant-human-platelet-derived-growth-factor
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REVIEW
Alistair Younger, Murray Penner, Harvey E Montijo
Joint arthrodesis utilizing autogenous bone graft remains the gold standard of treatment in fusion procedures of the foot and ankle. Graft harvest, however, has been associated with increased morbidity to patients as well as increased costs. With this in mind, multiple clinical studies have evaluated the efficacy of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rh-PDGF-BB) with beta-tricalcium phosphate (B-TCP) to augment in foot and ankle arthrodesis with favorable results. These factors have led to the increased use of rh-PDGF-BB with B-TCP in Vancouver with good clinical results...
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862968/the-xiii-th-banff-conference-on-allograft-pathology-the-banff-2015-heart-meeting-report-improving-antibody-mediated-rejection-diagnostics-strengths-unmet-needs-and-future-directions
#17
P Bruneval, A Angelini, D Miller, L Potena, A Loupy, A Zeevi, E F Reed, D Dragun, N Reinsmoen, R N Smith, L West, S Tebutt, T Thum, M Haas, M Mengel, P Revelo, M Fedrigo, J P Duong Van Huyen, G J Berry
The 13(th) Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from October 5-10, 2015. The cardiac session was devoted to current diagnostic issues in heart transplantation with a focus on antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and small vessel arteriopathy. Specific topics included the strengths and limitations of the current rejection grading system, the central role of microvascular injury in AMR and approaches to semi-quantitative assessment of histopathologic and immunophenotypic indicators, the role of AMR in the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy, the important role of serologic antibody detection in the management of transplant recipients and the potential application of new molecular approaches to the elucidation of the pathophysiology of AMR and potential for improving the current diagnostic system...
November 12, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862883/the-banff-2015-kidney-meeting-report-current-challenges-in-rejection-classification-and-prospects-for-adopting-molecular-pathology
#18
A Loupy, M Haas, K Solez, L Racusen, D Glotz, D Seron, B J Nankivell, R B Colvin, M Afrouzian, E Akalin, N Alachkar, S Bagnasco, J U Becker, L Cornell, C Drachenberg, D Dragun, H De Kort, I W Gibson, E S Kraus, C Lefaucheur, C Legendre, H Liapis, T Muthukumar, V Nickeleit, B Orandi, W Park, M Rabant, P Randhawa, E F Reed, C Roufosse, S V Seshan, B Sis, H K Singh, C Schinstock, A Tambur, A Zeevi, M Mengel
The XIII. Banff meeting, held in conjunction the Canadian Society of Transplantation in Vancouver, Canada, reviewed the clinical impact of updates of C4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) from the 2013 meeting, reports from active Banff Working Groups, the relationships of donor specific antibody tests (anti-HLA and non-HLA) with transplant histopathology, and questions of molecular transplant diagnostics. The use of transcriptome gene sets, their resultant diagnostic classifiers, or common key genes to supplement the diagnosis and classification of rejection, requires further consensus agreement and validation in biopsies...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862066/fractional-co2-laser-treatment-of-caesarean-section-scars-a-randomized-controlled-split-scar-trial-with-long-term-follow-up-assessment
#19
Katrine E Karmisholt, Elisabeth H Taudorf, Camilla B Wulff, Emily Wenande, Peter A Philipsen, Merete Haedersdal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Caesarean section (c-section) scars can be pose functional and cosmetic challenges and ablative fractional laser (AFXL) treatment may offer benefit to patients. We evaluated textural and color changes over time in AFXL-treated versus untreated control scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, controlled, intra-individual split-scar trial with three sessions of AFXL-treatments for mature c-section scars. Settings of AFXL were adjusted to each individual scar...
November 8, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856288/a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-in-cutaneous-scarring
#20
Christina L Grek, Jade Montgomery, Meenakshi Sharma, A Ravi, J S Rajkumar, Kurtis E Moyer, Robert G Gourdie, Gautam S Ghatnekar
BACKGROUND: The transmembrane protein, connexin43 (Cx43) has key roles in fibrogenic processes including inflammatory signaling and extracellular matrix composition. aCT1 is a Cx43 mimetic peptide that in preclinical studies accelerated wound closure, decreased inflammation and granulation tissue area and normalized mechanical properties following cutaneous injury. PURPOSE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of aCT1 in the reduction of scar formation in human incisional wounds...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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