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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922780/use-of-alternative-medicine-for-cancer-and-its-impact-on-survival
#1
Skyler B Johnson, Henry S Park, Cary P Gross, James B Yu
There is limited available information on patterns of utilization and efficacy of alternative medicine (AM) for patients with cancer. We identified 281 patients with nonmetastatic breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer who chose AM, administered as sole anticancer treatment among patients who did not receive conventional cancer treatment (CCT), defined as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, and/or hormone therapy. Independent covariates on multivariable logistic regression associated with increased likelihood of AM use included breast or lung cancer, higher socioeconomic status, Intermountain West or Pacific location, stage II or III disease, and low comorbidity score...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922710/paediatric-mild-head-injury-is-routine-admission-to-a-tertiary-trauma-hospital-necessary
#2
Krishna Tallapragada, Ratna Soundarya Peddada, Mark Dexter
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that children with isolated linear skull fractures have excellent clinical outcomes and low risk of surgery. We wish to identify other injury patterns within the spectrum of paediatric mild head injury, which need only conservative management. Children with low risk of evolving neurosurgical lesions could be safely managed in primary hospitals. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed all children with mild head injury (i.e. admission Glasgow coma score 13-15) and skull fracture or haematoma on a head computed tomography scan admitted to Westmead Children's Hospital, Sydney over the years 2009-2014...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922277/percutaneous-posterior-trans-articular-atlantoaxial-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-prospective-study
#3
Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Hany Gendy, Ahmed Samir Barakat, Heinrich Boehm
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 20 multimorbid patients older than 65 years undergoing minimally invasive surgical treatment for odontoid fracture. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the results of percutaneous transarticular atlantoaxial screw fixation as a new minimally invasive treatment modality in this high risk group of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Odontoid fractures are a common injury pattern in the elderly. These fractures typically present significant challenges as geriatric patients often have multiple comorbidities that may adversely affect fracture management...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922230/optimal-dose-of-perineural-dexamethasone-to-prolong-analgesia-after-brachial-plexus-blockade-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kyle Robert Kirkham, Alain Jacot-Guillarmod, Eric Albrecht
BACKGROUND: Perineural dexamethasone has gained popularity in regional anesthesia to prolong analgesia duration. However, uncertainty remains regarding the optimal perineural dose. Clarification of this characteristic is of significant importance as the administration of dexamethasone may lead to dose-dependent complications. The objective of this meta-analysis was to define the optimal perineural dexamethasone dose to prolong analgesia after brachial plexus blockade for adult patients undergoing upper limb surgery...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919600/modified-blatchford-score-for-risk-stratification-in-adult-patient-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-and-their-short-term-hospital-outcome
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M S Islam, M Z Uddin, M S Ali, M N Islam, M H Rahman, I H Robi, M M Haque, M W Rahman, M A Uddin, F Ahamed, M S Malek, M A Kabir, M S Rahman, A U Khan, F A Doel
Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is one of the most common and life-threatening gastrointestinal emergency. There are several risk scores for risk stratification in UGIB patients. The Modified Blatchford score, which relies only on clinical and laboratory parameters, is practical in the emergency setting The Modified Blatchford scoring system also known as Glasgow Blatchford Scoring (GBS) have been developed to stratify risk of non variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage or need of medical or surgical intervention, endoscopic therapy...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919498/accelerated-return-to-sport-after-acl-reconstruction-and-early-knee-osteoarthritis-features-at-1-year-an-exploratory-study
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Adam G Culvenor, Brooke E Patterson, Ali Guermazi, Hayden G Morris, Timothy S Whitehead, Kay M Crossley
BACKGROUND: A timely return to competitive sport is a primary goal of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). It is not known if an accelerated return-to-sport increases the risk of early-onset knee osteoarthritis (KOA). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an accelerated return-to-sport post-ACLR (i.e., <10 months) is associated with increased odds of early KOA features on MRI 1-year post-surgery, and to evaluate the relationship between an accelerated return-to-sport and early KOA features stratified by type of ACL injury (isolated or concurrent chondral/meniscal injury) and lower-limb function (good or poor)...
September 14, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919267/post-carotid-endarterectomy-hypertension-part-2-association-with-peri-operative-clinical-anaesthetic-and-transcranial-doppler-derived-parameters
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Jeremy E Newman, Mathew J Bown, Robert D Sayers, Jonathan P Thompson, Thompson G Robinson, Bryan Williams, Ronney Panerai, Peter Lacy, A Ross Naylor
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The first paper in this series observed that pre-operative baroreceptor dysfunction and poorly controlled hypertension were independently predictive for identifying patients who went on to require treatment for post-endarterectomy hypertension (PEH). The second paper examines the influence of intra-operative patient, transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and anaesthetic variables on the incidence of PEH. METHODS: In total, 106 patients underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918345/meta-analysis-on-the-impact-of-the-acute-care-surgery-model-of-disease-specific-and-patient-outcomes-in-appendicitis-and-biliary-disease
#8
Patrick B Murphy, Kristin DeGirolamo, Theunis Jean Van Zyl, Laura Allen, Elliott Haut, W Robert Leeper, Ken Leslie, Neil Parry, Morad Hameed, Kelly N Vogt
BACKGROUND: The acute care surgery (ACS) model was developed to acknowledge the complexity of a traditionally fractured emergency general surgery patient population; however there are variations in the design of ACS service models. This meta-analysis analyzes the impact of implementation of different ACS models on the outcomes for appendicitis and biliary disease. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic, English-language search of major databases was conducted. From 1,827 papers, 2 independent reviewers identified 25 studies that reported on outcomes for patients with appendicitis (13) biliary disease (7) or both (5) before and after implementation of an ACS service...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916991/higher-physical-activity-and-lower-pain-levels-before-surgery-predict-non-improvement-of-knee-pain-1%C3%A2-year-after-tka
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Nikolai Kornilov, Maren Falch Lindberg, Caryl Gay, Alexander Saraev, Taras Kuliaba, Leiv Arne Rosseland, Anners Lerdal
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe patterns of pain during the first year following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and evaluate pre- and postoperative factors associated with pain and patient satisfaction at 1 year. It was hypothesized that more severe preoperative pain would be associated with more residual pain and lower patient satisfaction 1 year after surgery. METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study was performed with repeated measures of pain (0-10 numeric rating scale) and evaluation of other self-reported symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and Fatigue Severity Score), daily functioning (Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale), quality of life (EQ-5D-3L), knee function (KSS Knee and Function Score), perioperative and clinical characteristics (e...
September 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916899/impact-of-surgical-complications-on-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-after-hepatic-resection
#10
Riccardo Pravisani, Umberto Baccarani, Miriam Isola, Gianluigi Adani, Dario Lorenzin, Giovanni Terrosu, Andrea Risaliti
Surgery-related morbidity has been identified as prognostic risk factor for tumor recurrence for several tumor types, but data regarding hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are limited and controversial. The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of surgical complications on the risk of HCC recurrence after hepatic resection (HR). A Retrospective study was conducted on a cohort of patients submitted to HR in a tertiary teaching hospital, between January 2006 and December 2015. 112 patients were submitted to HR during the study period...
September 15, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914647/effect-of-an-intravenous-dexamethasone-added-to-caudal-local-anesthetics-to-improve-postoperative-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Hiromasa Kawakami, Takahiro Mihara, Nobuhito Nakamura, Koui Ka, Takahisa Goto
BACKGROUND: Caudal anesthesia has been used for postoperative pain control in pediatric surgical patients, but the duration of the analgesic effect is occasionally unsatisfactory. Intravenous steroids have been shown to be effective for postsurgical pain management after certain surgeries. The aim of this meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA) was to evaluate the analgesic effect of steroids in patients administered with caudal anesthesia. METHODS: This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis...
September 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913176/propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-vs-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-a-survival-analysis-from-the-national-cancer-database
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Anthony Ricco, Alexandra Hanlon, Rachelle Lanciano
PURPOSE: No direct comparisons between extreme hypofractionation and conventional fractionation have been reported in randomized trials for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. The goal of this study is to use a propensity score matched (PSM) analysis with the National Cancer Database (NCDB) for the comparison of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for organ confined prostate cancer. METHODS: Men with localized prostate cancer treated with radiation dose ≥72 Gy for IMRT and ≥35 Gy for SBRT to the prostate only were abstracted from the NCDB...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912198/frequency-of-low-value-care-in-alberta-canada-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Finlay A McAlister, Meng Lin, Jeff Bakal, Stafford Dean
OBJECTIVE: To determine how frequently 10 low-value services highlighted by Choosing Wisely are done and what factors influence their provision. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected health data from five linked data sets from 2012 to 2015 in the Canadian province of Alberta to determine the frequency with which 10 low-value services were provided. RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2015, 162 143 people (4% of all 3 814 536 adult Albertans and 5% of the 3 423 135 who saw a physician at least once in that time frame) received at least one of the 10 low-value services, including 29...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911991/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-in-nanophthalmos-with-and-without-prophylactic-sclerostomy
#14
Sharmila Rajendrababu, Naresh Babu, Sapna Sinha, Vijayakumar Balakrishnan, Ashok Vardhan, George Varghese Puthuran, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate visual outcomes and complications during and after cataract surgery with or without prophylactic sclerostomy in nanophthalmic eyes with visually significant cataract. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial METHODS: Sixty nanophthalmic eyes of 60 patients with visually significant cataract were randomly assigned to cataract surgery alone (control group, n=31) or cataract surgery with concomitant prophylactic sclerostomy (sclerostomy group, n=29)...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906412/laparoscopic-nissen-total-versus-anterior-180%C3%A2-fundoplication-for-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Xing Du, Ji-Min Wu, Zhi-Wei Hu, Feng Wang, Zhong-Gao Wang, Chao Zhang, Chao Yan, Mei-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has been the gold standard for the surgical management of Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Laparoscopic anterior 180° fundoplication (180° LAF) is reported to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications while obtaining similar control of reflux. The present meta-analysis was conducted to confirm the value of the 2 techniques. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Springerlink, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure Platform databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LNF and 180° LAF...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906389/risk-factor-analysis-for-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-following-cardiac-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Ju Yong Lim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
Although rare, postcardiac surgery nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a life-threatening condition. Identifying the risk factors for NOMI during immediate postoperative period may help early detection and intervention, which leads to improved clinical outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify the clinical features and risk factors of NOMI for prognosis identification after cardiac surgery, focusing on immediate postoperative parameters.Among 9445 patients who underwent cardiac surgery over a span of 9 years, 40 NOMI cases (0...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906380/syntax-score-based-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-may-have-a-prognostic-value-in-patients-with-complex-coronary-artery-disease-an-observational-study-from-a-retrospective-cohort
#17
Young Joo Suh, Kyunghwa Han, Suyon Chang, Jin Young Kim, Dong Jin Im, Yoo Jin Hong, Hye-Jeong Lee, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Byoung Wook Choi
The SYNergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score is an invasive coronary angiography (ICA)-based score for quantifying the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Although the SYNTAX score was originally developed based on ICA, recent publications have reported that coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a feasible modality for the estimation of the SYNTAX score.The aim of our study was to investigate the prognostic value of the SYNTAX score, based on CCTA for the prediction of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients with complex CAD...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903581/geriatric-assessment-can-predict-outcomes-of-endoscopic-surgery-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-elderly-patients
#18
Thomas Pichon, Cyrille Launay, Thibaut Culty, Denis Chautard, Nadine Collet, Nicolas Hoareau, Elena Brassart, Pierre Bigot, Olivier Beauchet, Abdel-Rahmene Azzouzi, Arnaud Cerruti, Souhil Lebdai
Ojectives: Surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in elderly patients is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. This arises the question of benefice and risk balance. We conducted a prospective observational study to evaluate the results of endoscopic surgery for BPH in elderly patients, according to geriatric assessment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included prospectively 60 patients over 75 years, with an indwelling catheter for acute or chronic retention, who were candidates to endoscopic surgery for BPH...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903447/locoregionally-recurrent-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-survival-prognostic-factors-and-treatment-outcomes
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Jer-Hwa Chang, Chia-Che Wu, Kevin Sheng-Po Yuan, Alexander T H Wu, Szu-Yuan Wu
PURPOSE: For locoregionally recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), appropriate therapeutic decisions remain unclear. We examined the treatment outcomes of a national cohort to determine suitable treatments for and prognostic factors in patients with locoregionally recurrent HNSCCs at different stages and sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data of >20-year-old patients with HNSCC at American Joint Committee on Cancer clinical stages I-IV without metastasis from Taiwan National Health Insurance and cancer registry databases...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903139/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-vs-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-left-main-coronary-artery-stenosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniele Giacoppo, Roisin Colleran, Salvatore Cassese, Antonio H Frangieh, Jens Wiebe, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
Importance: In patients with left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been the standard therapy for several decades. However, some studies suggest that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents may be an acceptable alternative. Objective: To compare the long-term safety of PCI with drug-eluting stent vs CABG in patients with LMCA stenosis. Data Sources: PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Knowledge, and ScienceDirect databases were searched from December 18, 2001, to February 1, 2017...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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