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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344522/vascularized-bone-grafting-in-scaphoid-nonunion-a-review-of-patient-centered-outcomes
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Ram K Alluri, Christine Yin, Matthew L Iorio, Hyuma Leland, Jason Wong, Ketan Patel
Background: The radiographic and clinical outcomes following vascularized bone grafting (VBG) for scaphoid nonunion have previously been reported in the literature; however, few studies report on patient-derived outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of VBG for scaphoid nonunion on patient-derived outcomes. Methods: The MEDLINE and PubMed databases were queried for the use of VBG in scaphoid nonunion. We included studies that reported on patient-derived outcomes. We excluded studies with less than 10 patients or less than 6 months of follow-up...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337055/diabetic-retinopathy-knowledge-awareness-and-practices-of-physicians-in-primary-care-centers-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Raghad Al Rasheed, Fadwa Al Adel
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious cause of irreversible blindness and is the most common complication of diabetes. Annual fundus examination for diabetics aids in the prevention of blindness and allows intervening at a timely manner. As primary care physicians (PCP) are the main providers for diabetic care in Saudi Arabia, we aim to evaluate the current knowledge and awareness, and to assess practices among PCP regarding DR. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study covering 46 randomly selected primary-care centers in Riyadh during October 2015...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330434/is-there-an-effect-of-race-ethnicity-on-early-complications-of-iliac-vein-stenting
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Ahmad Alsheekh, Anil Hingorani, Samson Ferm, Pavel Kibric, Afsha Aurshina, Natalie Marks, Enrico Ascher
Background There have been well-documented implications of race/ethnicity on the outcome of various vascular diseases. Little literature has examined the effect of race/ethnicity on venous disease. Iliac vein stenting is an emerging technology in treating chronic venous insufficiency. To further characterize this disease and its treatment, we chose to study the effect of selected clinical factors including race/ethnicity on the early complications of non-thrombotic iliac vein stenting. Methods In this observational study, data analysis was performed for 623 patients with chronic venous insufficiency who underwent iliac vein stenting during the time period from August 2012 to September 2014...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327941/degree-of-vascular-encasement-in-sphenoid-wing-meningiomas-predicts-postoperative-ischemic-complications
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D Jay McCracken, Raymond A Higginbotham, Jason H Boulter, Yuan Liu, John A Wells, Sameer H Halani, Amit M Saindane, Nelson M Oyesiku, Daniel L Barrow, Jeffrey J Olson
BACKGROUND: Sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs) can encase arteries of the circle of Willis, increasing their susceptibility to intraoperative vascular injury and severe ischemic complications. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of circumferential vascular encasement in SWM on postoperative ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of 75 patients surgically treated for SWM from 2009 to 2015 was undertaken to determine the degree of circumferential vascular encasement (0°-360°) as assessed by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326805/a-retrospective-analysis-of-care-in-patients-with-dementia-hospitalized-at-a-tertiary-medical-center
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Riddhi Patira, Huaqing Zhao, Ausim Azizi
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization is an opportunity to address various aspects related to management of dementia, including the goals of care to avoid futile care. We studied the prevalence of these factors when patients with dementia are hospitalized. DESIGN: One hundred and thirty-one charts of patients with dementia admitted to a single university-based hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Data were collected and analyzed for age, gender, the severity of dementia, co-morbidities, co-existing vascular dementia, reversible causes of dementia, mental status scores, medications, consultations, procedures, complications, availability of advance directives, decision-maker, code status, and goals of care discussion...
March 22, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298760/the-effectiveness-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-on-perioperative-hemodynamics-analgesic-requirement-and-side-effects-profile-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-surgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Vinayak Panchgar, Akshaya N Shetti, H B Sunitha, Vithal K Dhulkhed, A V Nadkarni
BACKGROUND: There is an upward surge in the use of laparoscopic surgeries due to various advantages when compared to open surgeries. Major advantages are, due to small incisions which are cosmetically acceptable and most of them are now daycare procedures. Problem of economic burden and hospital bed occupancy has been overcome with laparoscopic surgeries. All these advantages are not free from disadvantages, as hemodynamic changes such as hypertension; tachycardia and other surgical-related complications are commonly observed intraoperatively...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291404/outcomes-and-effectiveness-of-posterior-occipitocervical-fusion-for-suboccipital-spinal-metastases
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Neill M Wright, Frank H Valone, Colleen Peters, David B Bumpass
OBJECTIVE The incidence of suboccipital spinal metastases is rare but has increased given cancer patients' longer life expectancies. Operative treatment in this region is often challenging because of limited fixation points due to tumor lysis, as well as adjacent neural and vascular anatomy. Few studies have reported on this population of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of patients with suboccipital spinal metastases who had undergone posterior occipitocervical fixation...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283308/percutaneous-collagen-induction-as-an-additive-treatment-for-scar-formation-following-thermal-injuries-preliminary-experience-in-47-children
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Rainer Kubiak, Bettina Lange
BACKGROUND: Thermal injuries are one of the most physically and psychologically devastating causes of pediatric trauma. Post-traumatic sequelae such as hypertrophic scars and contractures often result in long lasting morbidity and disfigurement. Conservative therapy, including pressure garments and silicone, is the gold standard for scar management in the pediatric population. Most recently percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) was introduced as an alternative treatment in adults. The aim of this report was to share our experience with PCI in children and adolescents in scar management following thermal injuries...
March 7, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262407/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-hepatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Ee Wei Lim, Chun Wai Yip
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (Anti-NMDAR) encephalitis can present with and without tumor. Tumor associations are less common in older patients. We report a 65-year-old gentleman who presented with one week history of cough, chills, rigor and altered behavior, followed by florid visual and auditory hallucinations. Mini mental status examination score was 16/30. Both cerebrospinal fluid and plasma anti-NMDA receptor antibodies were detected. A course of intravenous methylprednisolone was given with partial symptom improvement...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257508/longitudinal-changes-of-ocular-blood-flow-using-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-during-normal-pregnancy
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Takahiro Sato, Junichi Sugawara, Naoko Aizawa, Noriyuki Iwama, Fumiaki Takahashi, Michiyo Nakamura-Kurakata, Masatoshi Saito, Takashi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Kunikata, Toru Nakazawa, Nobuo Yaegashi
PURPOSE: Innovative laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) enables noninvasive evaluation of retinal microcirculation and the usefulness has been reported in the field of ophthalmology. LSFG has allowed us to measure the real time changes of retinal blood flow without pupillary dilatations and contrast media. Herein, we investigated the change of retinal blood flow in normal pregnant women during gestation using LSFG. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 53 pregnant women who visited our institution between January, 2013 and July, 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255122/-treatment-of-lumbar-sagittal-split-fracture-with-combined-anterior-and-posterior-short-segment-fixation-and-fusion
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Fei Chen, Yijun Kang, Bin Zhou, Zhehao Dai
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined anterior and posterior short segment fixation and fusion for lumbar sagittal split fracture.
 Methods: From March, 2005 to May, 2013, 13 patients of lumbar sagittal split fracture underwent short segment posterior fixation and anterior fusion. Preoperative and postoperative kyphotic Cobb's angle, visual analogue scale (VAS) score of back pain, Oswestry disability index (ODI), as well as the incidence of complication were accessed.
 Results: Mean follow-up duration was 42 months (24-60 months)...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238554/developing-a-set-of-core-outcomes-for-trials-in-hemodialysis-an-international-delphi-survey
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Nicole Evangelidis, Allison Tong, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, David C Wheeler, Peter Tugwell, Sally Crowe, Tess Harris, Wim Van Biesen, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Benedicte Sautenet, Donal O'Donoghue, Helen Tam-Tham, Sajeda Youssouf, Sreedhar Mandayam, Angela Ju, Carmel Hawley, Carol Pollock, David C Harris, David W Johnson, Dena E Rifkin, Francesca Tentori, John Agar, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Martin Gallagher, Peter G Kerr, Stephen P McDonald, Kirsten Howard, Martin Howell, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Survival and quality of life for patients on hemodialysis therapy remain poor despite substantial research efforts. Existing trials often report surrogate outcomes that may not be relevant to patients and clinicians. The aim of this project was to generate a consensus-based prioritized list of core outcomes for trials in hemodialysis. STUDY DESIGN: In a Delphi survey, participants rated the importance of outcomes using a 9-point Likert scale in round 1 and then re-rated outcomes in rounds 2 and 3 after reviewing other respondents' scores...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236093/bone-health-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes-for-more-than-50%C3%A2-years
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Ernesto Maddaloni, Stephanie D'Eon, Stephanie Hastings, Liane J Tinsley, Nicola Napoli, Mogher Khamaisi, Mary L Bouxsein, Savitri M R Fouda, Hillary A Keenan
AIMS: Few data regarding prevalence of and risk factors for poor bone health in aging individuals with long-standing T1D are available. In this study, we aim to describe the prevalence of bone fragility and to identify factors associated with low bone density in individuals with long-term T1D. METHODS: We examined the prevalence of non-vertebral fractures in 985 subjects enrolled in the Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study and measured bone mineral density (BMD) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at the femoral neck, lumbar spine and radius in a subset (65 subjects, mean age 62...
February 25, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225739/damage-control-laparotomy-utilization-rates-are-highly-variable-among-level-i-trauma-centers-pragmatic-randomized-optimal-platelet-and-plasma-ratios-findings
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Justin Jeremiah Joseph Watson, Jamison Nielsen, Kyle Hart, Priya Srikanth, John D Yonge, Christopher R Connelly, Phillip M Kemp Bohan, Hillary Sosnovske, Barbara C Tilley, Gerald van Belle, Bryan A Cotton, Terence S OʼKeeffe, Eileen M Bulger, Karen J Brasel, John B Holcomb, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Damage control laparotomy (DCL) is intended to limit deleterious effects from trauma-induced coagulopathy. DCL has been associated with mortality reduction, but may increase complications including sepsis, abscess, respiratory failure, hernia, and gastrointestinal fistula. We hypothesized that (1) DCL incidence would vary between institutions; (2) mortality rates would vary with DCL rates; (3) standard DCL criteria of pH, international normalized ratio, temperature and major intra-abdominal vascular injury would not adequately capture all patients...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
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Shen Wang, Jing Mi, Qingfeng Li, Rui Jin, Jiying Dong
BACKGROUND: Laser and other energy devices are emerging, minimally invasive treatments for scars. Among the various techniques, fractional microplasma radiofrequency technology (FMRT) has proven to be an effective treatment option for various types of scars and skin conditions such as rhytids, striae distensae, and hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: This prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMRT for treating non-hypertrophic post-burn scars in the Asian population...
February 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219308/perceived-risk-factors-for-nonunion-following-foot-and-ankle-arthrodesis
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Gowreeson Thevendran, Kalpesh Shah, Stephen J Pinney, Alastair Se Younger
BACKGROUND: A major complication of foot and ankle arthrodesis is nonunion, which occurs in approximately 12% of cases. Various factors influence a patient's risk for nonunion following foot and ankle arthrodesis. We surveyed international foot and ankle surgeons to determine (1) risk factors perceived most important for nonunion, (2) factors considered absolute contraindications for arthrodesis, and (3) differences among expert groups regarding perceived risk factors and their stratification...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216362/endovascular-aneurysm-repair-patients-who-are-lost-to-follow-up-have-worse-outcomes
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Caitlin W Hicks, Devin S Zarkowsky, Ian C Bostock, David H Stone, James H Black, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Philip P Goodney, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines recommend 1- and 12-month follow-up with computed tomography imaging for the year after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of EVAR patients who are lost to follow-up (LTF). METHODS: All patients undergoing elective EVAR in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) data set (January 2003-December 2015) were stratified according to long-term follow-up method (in-person vs phone call vs LTF)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216359/fenestrated-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-among-octogenarians-at-high-and-standard-risk-for-open-repair
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David E Timaran, Martyn Knowles, Tarik Ali, Carlos H Timaran
BACKGROUND: Octogenarians with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are at higher risk of death and morbidity after open repair. Fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) is an alternative to open repair for high-risk patients, such as octogenarians. The aim of this study was to evaluate perioperative and midterm outcomes of FEVAR among octogenarians at high and standard risk for open repair. METHODS: During a 2-year period, 85 patients (68 men [78%] and 17 women [22%]) underwent FEVAR using Zenith (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Grafts (70%), Zenith p-Branch (7%), and fenestrated custom-made devices (22%)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202017/association-between-metformin-use-and-below-the-knee-arterial-calcification-score-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Aurélien Mary, Agnes Hartemann, Sophie Liabeuf, Carole Elodie Aubert, Salim Kemel, Joe Elie Salem, Philippe Cluzel, Aurélie Lenglet, Ziad A Massy, Jean-Daniel Lalau, Romuald Mentaverri, Olivier Bourron, Saïd Kamel
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in type 2 diabetes, and is associated with cardiovascular complications. Recent preclinical data suggest that metformin inhibits VC both in vitro and in animal models. However, metformin's effects in patients with diabetic VC have not previously been characterized. The present study investigated the association between metformin use and lower-limb arterial calcification in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The DIACART cross-sectional cohort study included 198 patients with type 2 diabetes but without severe chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193233/tacrolimus-in-the-prevention-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-diabetes-associated-embryopathies-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Melanie A Hewitt, Samantha M Putos, Michael Wells, Terence R S Ozolinš, Frederick W K Kan
BACKGROUND: T2DM is a high-risk pregnancy with adverse fetal and maternal outcomes including repeated miscarriages and fetal malformations. Despite the established association between placental insufficiency and poor maternal Th1-adaptability to the development of pregnancy complications in T2DM, there have been no established data to assess benefits of pre-pregnancy immunosuppression relative to gestational outcomes in T2DM. We hypothesized that pre-pregnancy macrolide immune suppression can re-establish normal placental development and uterine vascular adaptation in a mouse model of obesity-associated T2DM...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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