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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783028/thoracic-duct-embolization-a-survey-of-practice-patterns
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Samantha A Jayasinghe, Ravi N Srinivasa, Anthony N Hage, Joseph J Gemmete, Bill S Majdalany, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To determine training, treatment techniques, outcomes, and practice patterns of practitioners performing thoracic duct embolization (TDE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September to October of 2017, a 34-question survey focusing on training, treatment techniques, outcomes, and practice patterns of TDE was distributed through the Open Forum using the Society of Interventional Radiology Connect website. 54 practitioners completed the entire survey. Percentages were calculated for answers to the questions...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780959/a-simple-lens-sparing-technique-to-treat-hypotonic-maculopathy-secondary-to-large-cyclodialysis
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Masayo Kimura, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Yuichiro Ogura
Purpose: Hypotonic maculopathy secondary to cyclodialysis often persists and causes irreversible visual loss despite a variety of treatments proposed. The purpose of this study is to report two cases with persistent hypotonic maculopathy due to a large cyclodialysis cleft treated with a simple, lens-sparing technique of external drainage, diathermy, and suturing under the placement of an infusion cannula. Observations: Both patients had sustained blunt trauma to one eye, causing persisting hypotonic maculopathy...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780949/two-cases-of-very-late-onset-capsular-bag-distension-syndrome
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Justin C Galvin, Paula Berdoukas, Adrian T Fung
Purpose: We present two cases of late-onset capsular bag distension syndrome (CBDS). Observations: Two female patients were referred with decreased visual acuity and blurred vision. They had both undergone uncomplicated phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation into the capsular bag, seven and 13 years prior.Slit-lamp biomicroscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography demonstrated milky fluid between the intraocular lens and posterior capsules, consistent with late-onset capsular bag distension syndrome...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770303/cooled-tip-radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-preliminary-experience-with-two-different-devices
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Francesco Morelli, Anna Maria Ierardi, Giovanni Pompili, Andrea Sacrini, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Giovanni Montesano, Mario Petrillo, Roberta Giacchero, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Background: Thyroid nodules are very common in general population. Even if benign, they may require a treatment in case of symptoms or cosmetic concerns. In the last years, minimally invasive treatments alternative to surgery have been developed, in particular ultrasound (US) guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Methods: Twenty-four patients (9 males; 15 females; mean age 57.9 years) were treated and divided in two groups (A and B) according to the RFA needle used (18 gauge needle, AMICA; 17 gauge needle, COVIDIEN)...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757824/improvements-in-key-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-variables-following-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Dejana Popovic, Nikhil Kumar, Sundeep Chaudhry, Akshay Bagai, Ross Arena, Naresh Kumar
PURPOSE: Improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2peak) post-cardiac rehabilitation (post-CR) are used to gauge therapeutic efficacy. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of supervised CR on other cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) variables, specifically those that reflect ventilatory efficiency and VO2 changes in relation to changes in work rate (WR). METHODS: Patients (n = 142; mean age 63 ± 9 y; 23% female) with coronary artery disease (CAD) participated in supervised CR for 3 to 6 mo completing 60 ± 17 sessions (range: 32-96 sessions), with intensity derived from the baseline CPX...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744215/effects-of-gum-chewing-exercise-on-maximum-bite-force-according-to-facial-morphology
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Manami Shirai, Nobuhiko Kawai, Natsuko Hichijo, Masahiko Watanabe, Hiroyo Mori, Silvia Naomi Mitsui, Akihiro Yasue, Eiji Tanaka
Development of the masticatory system is influenced by functional needs. Furthermore, masticatory exercise can improve masticatory function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential effect of the gum chewing exercise on the maximum bite force (MBF) in adult subjects with different facial morphologies. MBF was measured by a portable occlusal force gauge and lateral cephalogram was used for evaluation of craniofacial morphology in 19 individuals (7 males and 12 females) with a mean age of 25.4 years (SD ± 4...
April 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741463/influence-of-needle-gauge-used-for-venipuncture-on-measures-of-hemostasis-in-cats
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Susanna Solbak, Steven E Epstein, Kate Hopper
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of different needle sizes used to obtain blood via jugular venipuncture in cats on routine measures of hemostasis. Methods This was a prospective, observational, randomized, clinical study carried out at a university teaching hospital. Twenty healthy, client-owned cats were used. Results Each cat had blood collected via direct venipuncture from both jugular veins. Sampling of the right and left jugular vein was randomized to be collected with either a 22 G or a 25 G needle, respectively, and routine coagulation variables and platelet count were performed on all samples...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714720/nucleon-axial-radius-and-muonic-hydrogen-a-new-analysis-and-review
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Richard J Hill, Peter Kammel, William J Marciano, Alberto Sirlin
Weak capture in muonic hydrogen (μH) as a probe of the chiral properties and nucleon structure predictions of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is reviewed. A recent determination of the axial-vector charge radius squared, rA 2 (z exp.) = 0.46(22) fm2 , from a model independent z expansion analysis of neutrino-nucleon scattering data is employed in conjunction with the MuCap measurement of the singlet muonic hydrogen capture rate, ΛMuCap singlet = 715.6(7.4) s-1 , to update the induced pseudoscalar singlet nucleon coupling: gP MuCap = 8...
May 1, 2018: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691929/optical-dampening-of-the-refractive-error-to-axial-length-ratio-implications-for-outcome-measures-in-myopia-control-studies
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Fiona E Cruickshank, Nicola S Logan
PURPOSE: To gauge the extent to which differences in the refractive error axial length relationship predicted by geometrical optics are observed in actual refractive/biometric data. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of existing data. Right eye refractive error [RX] and axial length [AXL] data were collected on 343 6-to-7-year-old children [mean 7.18 years (S.D. 0.35)], 294 12-to-13-year-old children [mean 13.12 years (S.D. 0.32)] and 123 young adults aged 18-to-25-years [mean 20...
May 2018: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687416/mrecist-criteria-to-assess-recurrent-thyroid-carcinoma-treatment-response-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-prospective-study
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S Mazzeo, R Cervelli, R Elisei, G Tarantini, C Cappelli, E Molinaro, D Galleri, L De Napoli, C Comite, R Cioni, P Vitti, D Caramella
PURPOSE: Surgical removal is recommended for recurrent thyroid carcinomas (RTCs) unable to uptake radioiodine and/or not responsive to chemotherapy. However, repeated neck dissection is difficult for surgeons. Thus, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was proposed for RTCs. The aim of this prospective study is to assess RTC treatment response after RFA, according to well-established criteria. METHODS: Sixteen lesions in 13 patients were treated by RFA. All patients refused/were excluded from repeated surgery or other conventional therapy...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685051/sutureless-biplanar-closure-of-leaking-wounds-in-micro-incision-vitreous-surgery-a-novel-technique
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Nikoloz Labauri, Tekla Mamageishvili, Keti Tsomaia, Mikheil Omiadze
AIM: To describe a novel technique for sutureless hermetic closure of leaking scleral wounds in micro-incision vitreous surgery. METHODS: This study is a two-centre, non-comparative, interventional case series. We studied 1240 scleral incisions on 870 eyes using different gauges (20, 23, 25) to evaluate the effectiveness of a new technique to seal scleral wounds without sutures. If wounds were found leaking after removing the trocar, we used the same trocar (or microvitreoretinal) blade to make an adjacent trans-scleral entry in the same direction as the main incision to access its internal flap supporting it from inside...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676326/macular-hole-associated-retinal-detachment-in-best-vitelliform-dystrophy-series-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
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Ruchir Tewari, Vinod Kumar, Raghav Ravani, Devashish Dubey, Parijat Chandra, Atul Kumar
Two eyes of 2 patients with macular hole-associated retinal detachment in clinically diagnosed vitelliruptive stage of Best vitelliform dystrophy were surgically managed by 25-gauge sutureless pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling with inverted ILM flap, and short-acting (SF6 ) gas tamponade. The patients were assessed with respect to best-corrected visual acuity, color fundus photographs, shortwave fundus autofluorescence, and swept source optical coherence tomography. Surgical intervention led to Type 1 closure of macular hole, resolution of retinal detachment, and improvement in vision in both patients...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659437/the-impact-of-spinal-needle-selection-on-postdural-puncture-headache-a-meta-analysis-and-metaregression-of-randomized-studies
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Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Vineesh Mathur, Christopher L Wu, Michael C Grant
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Potentially broadened indications for spinal anesthesia require increased understanding of the risk factors and prevention measures associated with postdural puncture headache (PDPH). This review is designed to examine the association between spinal needle characteristics and incidence of PDPH. METHODS: Meta-analysis and metaregression was performed on randomized controlled trials to determine the effect of needle design and gauge on the incidence of PDPH after controlling for patient confounders such as age, sex, and year of publication...
April 14, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652690/endophthalmitis-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-efficacy-of-intraoperative-subconjunctival-antibiotics
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Stephanie J Weiss, Murtaza K Adam, Xinxiao Gao, Anthony Obeid, Arunan Sivalingam, Mitchell S Fineman, Joseph I Maguire, Sunir J Garg, Julia Haller, David H Fischer, Jason Hsu
PURPOSE: To examine rates of acute infectious endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in eyes that received intraoperative subconjunctival antibiotics versus eyes that did not. METHODS: A retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative case series of 18,886 consecutive cases of transconjunctival 23-, 25-, and 27-gauge PPV over a 5-year period was performed. The impact of prophylactic intraoperative subconjunctival antibiotics on the development of acute infectious postoperative endophthalmitis was examined...
April 12, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645403/quality-of-author-guidelines-in-nursing-journals
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Marilyn H Oermann, Leslie H Nicoll, Peggy L Chinn, Jamie L Conklin, Midori McCarty, Sathya Amarasekara
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to (a) describe the information provided in author guidelines in nursing journals, (b) assess the completeness of this information, and (c) identify the extent and types of reporting guidelines used in nursing journals. DESIGN: Content analysis of author guidelines for 245 nursing journals included in the Directory of Nursing Journals maintained at the International Academy of Nursing Editors website. METHODS: Using Research Electronic Data Capture, data on 19 criteria for completeness were extracted from published author guidelines...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643898/to-determine-correlation-between-biochemical-parameters-of-nutritional-status-with-disease-severity-in-hcv-related-liver-cirrhosis
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Asma Chaudhry, Kaleem Ullah Toori, Javaria Ilyas Shaikh
Objective: To identify correlation between biochemical parameters of nutritional status with disease severity in HCV related liver cirrhosis in patients attending tertiary care hospital. Methods: Total 259 HCV related liver cirrhosis patients who attended the outpatient department of KRL Hospital, Islamabad from June 2016 to January 2018 were included in this cross-sectional study. HCV status was confirmed with PCR. Cirrhosis was pre-established by ultrasound, while cirrhosis severity was gauged by CTP score...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623721/evaluation-of-ocular-perforation-during-retrobulbar-block-using-high-resolution-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Stanislao Rizzo, Ruggero Tartaro, Lucia Finocchio, Andrea Giorni, Daniela Bacherini, Alfonso Savastano
INTRODUCTION: This article reports a case of ocular perforation during a retrobulbar block in a patient who underwent scleral buckle for retinal detachment. METHODS: Sterile air was immediately injected into the vitreous cavity to restore intraocular pressure and the scleral buckle operation was quickly finished. One week later, a laser retinopexy was performed on the two retinal holes that were outside the foveal area. After 6 months, spectral domain-optical coherence tomography and optical coherence tomography angiography were performed on the perforated wall centered on the exit hole area...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595709/neural-hormonal-and-cognitive-correlates-of-metabolic-dysfunction-and-emotional-reactivity
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Tovah Wolf, Vera Tsenkova, Carol D Ryff, Richard J Davidson, Auriel A Willette
OBJECTIVE: Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes (i.e., hyperglycemia) are characterized by insulin resistance (IR). These problems with energy metabolism may exacerbate emotional reactivity to negatively valenced stimuli and related phenomena like predisposition toward negative affect, as well as cognitive deficits. Higher emotional reactivity is seen with hyperglycemia and IR. Yet, it is largely unknown how metabolic dysfunction correlates with related neural, hormonal, and cognitive outcomes...
March 28, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595397/rostral-mandibular-fracture-repair-in-a-pet-bearded-dragon-pogona-vitticeps
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Melissa R Nau, David Eshar
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old male bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was evaluated because of a traumatic mandibular fracture. CLINICAL FINDINGS An open comminuted fracture of the rostral aspect of the right mandible was evident, with a fragment of bone exposed and dorsally displaced. Whole-body radiography revealed no evidence of additional injury. Other findings were unremarkable, except for moderate anemia (PCV, 19%). TREATMENT AND OUTCOME The fracture fragments were stabilized with 2 crossed 36-gauge interfragmentary wire loops...
April 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582819/vitreous-rebleed-following-sutureless-vitrectomy-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Prabhushanker Mahalingam, Tasneem Tameem Topiwalla, Geetha Ganesan
Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for vitreous rebleed (VRB) following 25-gauge sutureless vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage (VH) in diabetic retinopathy. Methods: A retrospective review of 190 diabetic patients having undergone vitrectomy for VH at a tertiary eye care center was analyzed. Demographic data of patients along with risk factors such as blood sugar levels (BSL), blood pressure (BP), anticoagulant use, and pan-retinal photocoagulation status (PRP) were tabulated...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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