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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335017/effect-of-laparoscopy-by-single-port-endoscopic-access-in-benign-adnexal-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andy Schmitt, Patrice Crochet, Karine Baumstark, Claire Tourette, Sabine Poizac, Audrey Pivano, Léon Boubli, Ludovic Cravello, Aubert Agostini
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery has become the preferred surgical approach due to a reduction in postoperative pain, better recovery, shorter hospitalization, and improved esthetic outcomes. Laparoscopic surgery with single-port laparoscopy (SPL) is a laparoscopic surgery technique that is based on making a single parietal incision using a single trocar specifically designed to allow introduction of several instruments. The level of evidence regarding the advantages of SPL in terms of postoperative pain has remained low despite several randomized studies...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326278/an-update-on-the-management-of-gout
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Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and its incidence in the UK has steadily increased from 1.5% in 1997 to 2.5% in 2012.1,2 It is characterised by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and tissues and usually presents with intermittent painful attacks followed by long periods of remission.3 It has been suggested that the management of gout in the UK remains suboptimal.1 In 2004, we concluded that there was a woeful lack of evidence to guide treatment or prophylaxis for gout, particularly with regard to choice of drug or doses...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318337/full-endoscopic-posterior-foraminotomy-surgery-for-cervical-disc-herniations
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M Komp, S Oezdemir, P Hahn, S Ruetten
OBJECTIVE: Surgery for cervical disc herniation with full-endoscopic posterior access. INDICATIONS: Cervical disc herniation and neuroforaminal pathology with radicular symptoms. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Neck pain alone, cervical myelopathy or pathologies with central nervous system symptoms, instabilities requiring correction/instabilities. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a surgical tube to the facet joint at the level to be operated on...
January 9, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318336/-decompression-for-cervical-disc-herniation-using-the-full-endoscopic-anterior-technique-german-version
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REVIEW
S Oezdemir, M Komp, P Hahn, S Ruetten
OBJECTIVE: Resection of a cervical disc herniation using a full-endoscopic technique with an anterior approach. INDICATION: Fresh disc herniation with monoradicular symptoms in the upper extremity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pure neck pain, cervical myelopathy, older and calcified disc herniations, higher grade of instability and deformity. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Introduction of a guidewire and dilatator to a cervical disc using an anterior approach...
January 9, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316995/prehospital-modified-heart-score-predictive-of-30-day-adverse-cardiac-events
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Jason P Stopyra, William S Harper, Tyson J Higgins, Julia V Prokesova, James E Winslow, Robert D Nelson, Roy L Alson, Christopher A Davis, Gregory B Russell, Chadwick D Miller, Simon A Mahler
Introduction The History, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Age, Risk Factors, and Troponin (HEART) score is a decision aid designed to risk stratify emergency department (ED) patients with acute chest pain. It has been validated for ED use, but it has yet to be evaluated in a prehospital setting. Hypothesis A prehospital modified HEART score can predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) among undifferentiated chest pain patients transported to the ED. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with chest pain transported by two county-based Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies to a tertiary care center was conducted...
January 10, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316591/minimally-invasive-myotomy-percutaneous-laparoscopic-surgical-approach-for-achalasia
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Lavinia Alessandra Barbieri, Davide Bona, Alberto Aiolfi, Giancarlo Micheletto, Marta Cavalli, Francesca Lombardo, Piero Giovanni Bruni, Giampiero Campanelli
The laparoscopic approach of the upper gastrointestinal tract is considered the gold standard for the treatment of functional benign esophageal disorders since 1990. In recent years, many efforts have been made to minimize the abdominal wall's trauma to reduce postoperative pain and to obtain a prompt return to daily activities, as well as improve cosmetic results of surgery. The progressive development of novel surgical devices has allowed for the introduction of new minimally-invasive surgical techniques...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312839/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-morphine-for-spinal-three-column-osteotomy
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Jason R Audlin, Swamy Kurra, William Lavelle, Richard A Tallarico, Mike H Sun, Nathaniel R Ordway, Elizabeth A Demers Lavelle
Introduction The use of intrathecal morphine has the potential to help alleviate the pain that patients experience undergoing spinal surgeries. Complications can cause immobilization, which can lead to vascular thrombosis and ileus. Studies have shown epidural analgesia significantly lowered postoperative pain scores in scoliosis surgeries. Intrathecal anesthesia has been shown to have good pain control over the initial 24-hour postoperative period. Purpose Determine if intrathecal morphine would reduce postoperative pain with minimal side effects...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306360/the-need-for-better-access-to-pain-treatment-learning-from-drug-consumption-trends-in-the-usa
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Damiana Scuteri, B Piro, Luigi Antonio Morrone, Maria Tiziana Corasaniti, M Vulnera, G Bagetta
The Authors of this letter look at consumption of opioids and a2- ligands, also known as "gabapentinoids", in Italy, and specifically in the Provincial Health District of Cosenza, as compared with USA trends of recent decades. Access to analgesic drugs since the introduction of Italian law 38/2010 is also evaluated and possible future measures for better management of chronic pain are proposed.
October 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305305/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-procedureless-intragastric-balloon
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Salman Alsabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Shehab Ekrouf, Ahmad Almulla, Saud Al-Subaie, Mubarak Al Kendari
BACKGROUND: Obesity is on a continuous rise worldwide, and with it, novel bariatric procedures have emerged. The introduction of gastric balloons has opened up a nonsurgical option for patients opting for it. However, they still require some form of sedation and endoscopy for insertion and/or removal. OBJECTIVES: The Elipse balloon is a novel creation that has managed to bypass both these procedures; therefore, the investigation into its effectiveness is of importance...
December 9, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304556/diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome-of-arterioureteral-fistula-the-urologist-s-perspective
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Hendrik Heers, Christopher Netsch, Konrad Wilhelm, Armin Secker, Florian Kurtz, Philipp Spachmann, Simon Viniol, Rainer Hofmann, Axel Hegele
Introduction Arterioureteral fistula (AUF) is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease which primarily arises as a long-term complication in oncological patients who have permanent ureteric stenting. The incidence is rising. The objective of this study was to outline the risk factors for, management and outcome of AUF in a large individual case series. Patients and methods 26 AUF cases in 24 patients from six German tertiary referral centres occurring between 2008 and 2016 were identified retrospectively and entered into a dedicated database using patient notes and out-patient visits...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303867/a-new-device-for-securing-sternal-wires-after-median-sternotomy-biomechanical-study-and-retrospective-clinical-assessment
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Matthew R Danter, Amy Saari, Min Gao, Anson Cheung, Samuel V Lichtenstein, James G Abel
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity due to sternotomy continues to be a significant clinical problem. Poor approximation of the sternum may lead to complications such as sternal dehiscence, infection, and pain. A device to assist in tensioning and twisting standard steel wires during sternal closure has been developed (TORQ sternal closure device). Manually tightened interrupted wire closures were compared with those tightened and secured with the aid of the device. Performance of the device was assessed clinically...
January 4, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302723/second-generation-of-a-fast-track-liver-resection-programme
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Nicolai A Schultz, Peter N Larsen, B Klarskov, L M Plum, Hans-Jørgen Frederiksen, Henrik Kehlet, Jens G Hillingsø
BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection. METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302570/a-qualitative-study-on-women-s-experiences-of-intrapartum-nursing-care-at-tamale-teaching-hospital-tth-ghana
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Agani Afaya, Vida N Yakong, Richard A Afaya, Solomon M Salia, Peter Adatara, Anthony K Kuug, Flex K Nyande
Introduction: Labor and delivery process is an exciting, anxiety-provoking, but rewarding time for a woman and her family after successful delivery of a newborn. The intrapartum period is the time where mothers expect more care. Taking care of a mother through delivery with no side effects is the task of a professional midwife who is trained with the skill to take the responsibility of caring for mothers and babies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore mother's experiences regarding quality of intrapartum nursing/midwifery care...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295715/symptoms-related-to-new-flight-attendant-uniforms
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Eileen McNeely, Steven J Staffa, Irina Mordukhovich, Brent Coull
BACKGROUND: Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines reported health symptoms after the introduction of new uniforms in 2011. The airline replaced the uniforms in 2014 without acknowledging harm. To understand possible uniform-related health effects, we analyzed self-reported health symptoms in crew who participated in the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study between 2007 and 2015, the period before, during, and after the introduction of new uniforms. METHODS: We calculated a standardized prevalence of respiratory, dermatological and allergic symptoms at baseline, as well as during and after uniform changes in 684 flight attendants with a varying number of surveys completed across each time point...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290504/conservative-management-of-trigger-finger-a-systematic-review
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Dianna Lunsford, Kristin Valdes, Selena Hengy
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review INTRODUCTION: Trigger finger (TF) is a common condition in the hand. The primary purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the current evidence to determine the efficacy of orthotic management of TF. A secondary purpose was to identify the characteristics of the orthotic management. The tertiary purpose of this study was to ascertain if the studies used a patient-reported outcome to assess gains from the patient's perspective. METHODS: All studies including randomized controlled trials, prospective, and retrospective cohort studies were included in this review due to limited high-level evidence...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278981/delivering-occupational-therapy-hand-assessment-and-treatment-sessions-via-telehealth
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Tess Worboys, Melinda Brassington, Elizabeth C Ward, Petrea L Cornwell
Introduction Telehealth offers a solution to assist delivery of occupational therapy (OT) services for hand therapy in rural and remote locations. However, there is currently no evidence to validate this service model. The aim of this study was to examine the validity of clinical decisions made during hand therapy sessions conducted via telehealth compared to a traditional clinical model (TCM) assessment, and explore patient and clinician satisfaction. Methods Eighteen patients referred for hand therapy to a rural/remote hospital-based outpatient service were assessed simultaneously via telehealth and a TCM assessment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275346/clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-non-specific-chest-pain-in-emergency-and-cardiology-departments-after-the-introduction-of-high-sensitivity-troponins-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nivethitha Ilangkovan, Hans Mickley, Axel Diederichsen, Annmarie Lassen, Thomas L Sørensen, Hussam Mahmoud Sheta, Peter B Stæhr, Christian Backer Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of clinical, cardiac-related endpoints and mortality among patients presenting to an emergency or cardiology department with non-specific chest pain (NSCP), and who receive testing with a high-sensitivity troponin. A second objective was to identify risk factors for the above-noted endpoints during 12 months of follow-up. DESIGN: A prospective multicentre study. SETTING: Emergency and cardiology departments in Southern Denmark...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250975/an-update-on-emerging-drugs-for-fibromyalgia-treatment
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Fabiola Atzeni, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Ignazio Francesco Masala, Alessandra Alciati, Alberto Batticciotto, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder whose symptoms of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and depression have a devastating effect on patients' lives as it limits their ability to engage in everyday working and social activities, and make it difficult to maintain normal relationships with family, friends and employers. None of the currently available drugs are fully effective against the whole spectrum of symptoms. The aim of this narrative review is to summarise the data relating to the new therapeutic options that have become available over the last few years...
December 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240048/why-patients-are-afraid-of-opioid-analgesics-study-on-opioid-perception-in-patients-treated-for-chronic-pain
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Michał Graczyk, Alina Borkowska, Małgorzata Krajnik
INTRODUCTION    Opiophobia is deemed one of the key barriers in effective pain management.  OBJECTIVES    The study aimed to assess overall perception of opioids in cancer patients suffering from and treated for chronic pain, as well as determine the nature of their most common, related fears.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study comprised 100 palliative care patients who suffered from chronic cancer or non-cancer pain. Initially, they had to complete a survey exploring their knowledge on analgesics and potential fear of using opioids...
December 14, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235389/extracellular-genomic-biomarkers-of-osteoarthritis
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Emma Budd, Giovanna Nalesso, Ali Mobasheri
Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic, debilitating and degenerative disease of the joints, is the most common form of arthritis. The seriousness of this prevalent and chronic disease is often overlooked. Disease modifying OA drug development is hindered by the lack of soluble biomarkers to detect OA early. The objective of OA biomarker research is to identify early OA prior to the appearance of radiographic signs and the development of pain. Areas covered This review has focused on extracellular genomic material that could serve as biomarkers of OA...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
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