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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719890/effect-of-neoadjuvant-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-therapy-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-nac-ga-trial
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Ken-Ichi Okada, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Masayuki Sho, Sohei Satoi, Ippei Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshiaki Murakami, Suguru Yamada, Mariko Doi, Hiroki Yamaue
We conducted a prospective multicenter phase II trial of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma to investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine therapy on overall survival (OS). The clinical trial primarily evaluated OS time from the first day of protocol therapy as a primary endpoint. The secondary endpoints were recurrence-free survival from the first day of protocol therapy, safety of the protocol therapy (adverse effect), morbidity based on the Clavien Dindo classification of more than III, response rate, preoperative/postoperative tumor marker (CA 19-9, CEA), rate of normalization, reduction rate of the maximum standardized uptake value on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (limited to institutions where positron emission tomography-computed tomography was available), chemotherapeutic effect grade based on Evans' classification, resection rate, R0 resection rate, surgical data (operative time, blood loss, transfusion, postoperative hospital day), overall morbidity rates (reoperation, rate of readmission, mortality), patient rate in postoperative adjuvant therapy (entry rate, completion rate), dose intensity, quality of life regarding fatigue and malaise assessed by the questionnaire of FACIT-F (Japanese version), and peripheral sensory neuropathy assessed by the questionnaire of the FACT/GOG-NTX subscale (version 4; Japanese version)...
July 19, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719860/liposome-modified-titanium-surface-a-strategy-to-locally-deliver-bioactive-molecules
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Vincenzo De Leo, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Maria Teresa Cimmarusti, Annamaria Panniello, Manuela Dicarlo, Francesco Milano, Angela Agostiano, Elvira De Giglio, Lucia Catucci
Titanium and its alloys are widely employed materials for implants in orthopedic or dental surgery due to their mechanical properties, resistance to corrosion and osseointegration capability. However adverse reactions at the tissue/implant interface may occur, which limit the success of the osseointegration process. Therefore, different strategies have to be used to overcome these drawbacks. In this work, we developed two different liposome-based coatings on titanium surfaces as drug or bioactive molecule deposits for dental/orthopedic implant applications...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719609/renal-function-following-xenon-anesthesia-for-partial-nephrectomy-an-explorative-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ana Stevanovic, Patrick Schaefer, Mark Coburn, Rolf Rossaint, Christian Stoppe, Peter Boor, David Pfister, Axel Heidenreich, Hildegard Christ, Martin Hellmich, Astrid V Fahlenkamp
BACKGROUND: Perioperative preservation of renal function has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in kidney surgery. Nephroprotective effects of the anesthetic xenon on ischemia-reperfusion injury were found in several experimental studies. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore whether xenon anesthesia can reduce renal damage in humans undergoing partial nephrectomy and to gather pilot data of possible nephroprotection in these patients. DESIGN: A prospective randomized, single-blinded, controlled study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719091/multimodal-analgesia-as-an-alternative-to-the-risks-of-opioid-monotherapy-in-surgical-pain-management
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John J Savarese, Norman G Tabler
Clinicians have long been aware of the danger of overreliance on opioids to manage acute pain, such as the pain accompanying surgery. The risk of adverse drug events is higher with opioids than with any other common class of drugs. Overreliance on opioids increases length of stay and hospital costs, while decreasing patient satisfaction. Opioids can lead to problems that continue well after discharge, including chronic pain, abuse and addiction, and even death. Increasingly, prescribed opioids have proved to lead to heroin addiction...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718700/use-of-single-dose-oral-gabapentin-to-attenuate-fear-responses-in-cage-trap-confined-community-cats-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-field-trial
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Katherine E Pankratz, Kelli K Ferris, Emily H Griffith, Barbara L Sherman
Objectives This double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety and efficacy of single-dose oral gabapentin administered for the attenuation of fear responses in cage-trap confined community cats. Methods Community cats presented in cage traps for trap-neuter-return (TNR) were recruited and screened for inclusion. Each enrolled cat was randomly assigned and administered one of three equal-volume, single-dose treatments: placebo, low-dose gabapentin (50 mg) or high-dose gabapentin (100 mg). At baseline, 1, 2, 3 and 12 h post-administration, a single, blinded observer scored each cat for signs of fear and sedation using published paradigms, calculated the respiratory rate and documented any observable facial injuries...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717750/fear-of-treatments-surpasses-demographic-and-socioeconomic-factors-in-affecting-patients-with-breast-cancer-in-urban-south-africa
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Sarah Rayne, Kathryn Schnippel, Cynthia Firnhaber, Kathryne Wright, Deirdre Kruger, Carol-Ann Benn
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in South Africa, and often patients present late. There is little understanding of the psychosocial stresses affecting women with breast cancer in Africa. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to 263 patients with breast cancer at two sites (one government and one private facility) in Johannesburg. Self-reported levels of fear were recorded on summative scales and their relationship to demographic variables assessed through univariable and multivariable modified Poisson regression...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716996/long-term-benzodiazepine-and-z-drugs-use-in-the-uk-a-survey-of-general-practice
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James Davies, Todd C Rae, Luke Montagu
BACKGROUND: Current British National Formulary (BNF) guidelines state that benzodiazepines and zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon, commonly known as Z-drugs (BZD), be prescribed for no more than 4 weeks, although anecdotal data suggest that many patients are prescribed BZDs for much longer. As there are no recent, evidence-based estimates of long-term (>12 months) BZD use in the UK, the scale of this potential problem is unknown. AIM: To produce the first reliable, evidence-based estimate of long-term BZD use in the UK...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715720/extreme-dilatation-of-the-interposed-jejunal-pouch-after-proximal-gastrectomy-associated-with-portal-venous-gas-a-case-report
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Michinaga Takahashi, Shinji Goto, Tatsuya Ueno, Kentaro Shima, Koetsu Inoue, Daisuke Douchi, Orie Nishina, Hiroo Naito
INTRODUCTION: The jejunal pouch interposition (JPI) after proximal gastrectomy (PG) was proposed as a reconstructive procedure to provide a gastric reservoir substitute and prevent postgastrectomy syndrome. However, food residue remaining in some of the pouches resulted in the adverse effect of abdominal bloating, thereby body weight loss. Here, we report a rare case with an extreme dilation of the interposed jejunal pouch (JP) 8 years after PG, requiring pouch resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 65-year-old-man who had undergone PG with an inverted U-shaped JPI for early gastric cancer 8 years previously, suffered from shock after right hip joint implantation...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715063/peripehral-artery-atherosclerotic-disease-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-paradise-trial-protocol-for-an-observational-cohort-study
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Filip M Szymański, Zbigniew Gałązka, Anna E Płatek, Dariusz Górko, Tomasz Ostrowski, Karolina Adamkiewicz, Paweł Łęgosz, Anna Ryś, Karolina Semczuk, Krzysztof Celejewski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is in fact a group of disease entities with different symptoms and course but a common underlying cause that is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is known to be aggravated by several cardiovascular risk factors, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). AIM: Following paper is a protocol for Peripehral ARtery Atherosclerotic DIsease and SlEep disordered breathing (PARADISE) trial, which aims to describe the prevalence of OSA in PAD patients scheduled for revascularization and to determine the effect of OSA on the procedure outcomes...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713862/metabolic-surgery-gastric-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Maria Del Pilar Quevedo, Mariano Palermo, Edgardo Serra, Marianela A Ackermann
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the largest health emergencies of the 21st century given the worldwide increase of obesity during the last decades and its close association. T2DM is an inherited, polygenic and chronic disease caused by the interaction between several genetic variants in genes and the environment. The continuous search for new and more effective tools to achieve appropriate glycemic control became imperative in order to reduce long-term complications and mortality rates related to T2DM...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712926/glenohumeral-arthritis-after-latarjet-procedure-progression-and-it-s-clinical-significance
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Young Moon Kee, Hwan Jin Kim, Jung Youn Kim, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: The risk factors of glenohumeral arthritis after the Latarjet procedure remain relatively unexplored. The purposes of this study are to evaluate the clinical significance of glenohumeral arthritis after the Latarjet procedure, and to investigate risk factors associated with arthritis progression. METHODS: We evaluated 110 patients (110 shoulders) who underwent the Latarjet procedure for recurrent anterior shoulder instability. Patients had a mean age of 23...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712185/effect-of-midazolam-premedication-on-doses-of-propofol-for-laryngeal-mask-airway-insertion-in-children
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Muhammad Adnan, Aamir Furqan, Muhammad Kaleem Sattar
BACKGROUND: Propofol is a widely-accepted medication for the successful insertion of laryngeal mask airway (LMA). When propofol is used alone, larger doses are required which can lead to cardiorespiratory distress resulting in hypotension and prolonged apnoea. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of premedication of midazolam on different doses of propofol for LMA insertion. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, eighty-six (86) patients who were scheduled to undergo elective surgery is supine position not requiring the need for tracheal intubation from September 2015 to 6 March 2016 were included...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712024/knee-hyperextension-does-not-adversely-affect-dynamic-in-vivo-kinematics-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Kanto Nagai, Tom Gale, Elmar Herbst, Yasutaka Tashiro, James J Irrgang, Scott Tashman, Freddie H Fu, William Anderst
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of knee hyperextension on dynamic in vivo kinematics after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). METHODS: Forty-two patients underwent unilateral ACL-R. Twenty-four months after surgery, subjects performed level walking and downhill running on a treadmill while dynamic stereo radiographs were acquired at 100 (walking) and 150 Hz (running). Tibiofemoral motion was determined using a validated model-based tracking process, and tibiofemoral translations/rotations were calculated...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711737/subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-sweet-spots-and-hyperdirect-cortical-connectivity-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Harith Akram, Stamatios N Sotiropoulos, Saad Jbabdi, Dejan Georgiev, Philipp Mahlknecht, Jonathan Hyam, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Enrico De Vita, Marjan Jahanshahi, Marwan Hariz, John Ashburner, Tim Behrens, Ludvic Zrinzo
OBJECTIVES: Firstly, to identify subthalamic region stimulation clusters that predict maximum improvement in rigidity, bradykinesia and tremor, or emergence of side-effects; and secondly, to map-out the cortical fingerprint, mediated by the hyperdirect pathways which predict maximum efficacy. METHODS: High angular resolution diffusion imaging in twenty patients with advanced Parkinson's disease was acquired prior to bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation...
July 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711368/the-safety-and-feasibility-of-early-discharge-following-ileostomy-reversal-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Arash Azin, Emily Le Souder, David Urbach, Allan Okrainec, Sami A Chadi, Fayez Quereshy, Timothy D Jackson, Ahmad Elnahas
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare 30-day clinical outcomes following routine ileostomy reversal between patients that underwent early discharge (<24 h) and standard discharge (postoperative day [POD] 2 or 3). METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted between 2005 and 2014 using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set. All patients undergoing ileostomy reversal who were discharged on POD 0 or 1 (early discharge group [EDG]) versus POD 2 or 3 (standard discharge group [SDG]) were identified...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710154/outcomes-following-revision-surgery-performed-for-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-in-non-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-patients-analysis-of-185-revisions-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
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G S Matharu, A Judge, D W Murray, H G Pandit
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have assessed outcomes following non-metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty (non-MoMHA) revision surgery performed for adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). We assessed outcomes following non-MoMHA revision surgery performed for ARMD, and identified predictors of re-revision. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study using data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales. All non-MoMHAs undergoing revision surgery for ARMD between 2008 and 2014 were included (185 hips in 185 patients)...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709903/targeted-delivery-of-cyclosporine-a-by-polymeric-nanocarriers-improves-the-therapy-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-relevant-mouse-model
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Ana Melero, Christina Draheim, Steffi Hansen, Elisa Giner, Juan José Carreras, Raquel Talens-Visconti, Teresa María Garrigues, José Esteban Peris, Ma Carmen Recio, Rosa Giner, Claus-Michael Lehr
The therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases is still rather inefficient, and about 80% of patients require surgery at some stage. Improving the treatments by more efficient medication is, therefore, an urgent medical need. The objective of this project was to demonstrate targeted delivery of Cyclosporine-A (CYA) to the inflamed areas of the intestinal mucosa after oral administration, enabling improved alleviation of the symptoms and, at the same time, reduced systemic drug absorption and associated adverse effects...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709667/routine-use-of-topical-bacitracin-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-after-cardiac-surgery
#19
Joshua L Chan, Andrada C Diaconescu, Keith A Horvath
BACKGROUND: The development of sternal wound infections remains a serious complication after cardiac surgery. A number of studies have assessed the use of topical antibiotics placed on the sternal edges. We evaluated the routine use of bacitracin ointment applied over the sternotomy skin incision as a prophylactic measure against sternal wound infections. METHODS: A retrospective review of all coronary artery bypass graft and valve surgery cases performed at a single institution between 2006 and 2015 was performed (n = 1,495)...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708780/syndesmotic-ankle-fractures-a-systematic-review
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James D Michelson, Michael Wright, Michael Blankstein
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of syndesmotic ankle fractures is controversial. This systematic review was performed to clarify the current understanding addressing several clinical questions that arise in the treatment of such injuries DATA SOURCES:: The English language literature was searched using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science. The search terms were "syndesmosis" or "syndesmotic" in combination with the terms "ankle fracture" or "fracture". The included dates were between 1967 and July 2015...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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