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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632545/computer-assisted-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-may-be-better-than-open-surgery-for-treating-degenerative-lumbar-disease
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Wei Tian, Yun-Feng Xu, Bo Liu, Ya-Jun Liu, Da He, Qiang Yuan, Zhao Lang, Xiao-Guang Han
STUDY DESIGN: This study was a retrospective review of prospectively collected clinical data. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (CAMISS-TLIF) and open TLIF for the treatment of 1-level degenerative lumbar disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Minimally invasive TLIF is becoming increasingly popular; however, the limited space and high rate of hardware complications associated with this method are challenging to surgeons...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630037/a-mobile-app-for-the-self-management-of-type-1-diabetes-among-adolescents-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shivani Goyal, Caitlin A Nunn, Michael Rotondi, Amy B Couperthwaite, Sally Reiser, Angelo Simone, Debra K Katzman, Joseph A Cafazzo, Mark R Palmert
BACKGROUND: While optimal blood glucose control is known to reduce the long-term complications associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus, adolescents often struggle to achieve their blood glucose targets. However, their strong propensity toward technology presents a unique opportunity for the delivery of novel self-management interventions. To support type 1 diabetes self-management in this population, we developed the diabetes self-management app bant, which included wireless blood glucose reading transfer, out-of-range blood glucose trend alerts, coaching around out-of-range trend causes and fixes, and a point-based incentive system...
June 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629904/perioperative-morbidity-of-same-day-and-staged-bilateral-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Lazaros A Poultsides, Georgios K Triantafyllopoulos, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Huong T Do, Michael M Alexiades, Thomas P Sculco
BACKGROUND: Management strategies for bilateral hip degenerative disease include same-day or staged bilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA), but information on outcomes remains sparse. We sought to describe in-hospital complications and blood transfusion rates after same-day and staged bilateral THAs at different time intervals and to assess risk factors for these events. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed administrative data for 3785 patients treated with same-day bilateral (n = 1946; group A) and staged bilateral THA within (1) 0-3 months apart (n = 328; group B); (2) 3-6 months apart (n = 703; group C); and (3) 6-12 months apart (n = 808; group D), between 1999 and 2014...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622139/immune-regulation-and-functions-of-eicosanoid-lipid-mediators
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Julia Esser-von Bieren
Bioactive lipids regulate most physiological processes, from digestion to blood flow and from hemostasis to labor. Lipid mediators are also involved in multiple pathologies including cancer, autoimmunity or asthma. The pathological roles of lipid mediators are based on their intricate involvement in the immune system, which comprises source and target cells of these mediators. Based on their biosynthetic origin, bioactive lipids can be grouped into different classes (e.g. sphingolipids, formed from sphingosine or eicosanoids, formed from arachidonic acid)...
June 15, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616097/updated-report-on-tools-to-measure-outcomes-of-clinical-trials-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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REVIEW
Dejan B Budimirovic, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Craig A Erickson, Scott S Hall, David Hessl, Allan L Reiss, Margaret K King, Leonard Abbeduto, Walter E Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) has been the neurodevelopmental disorder with the most active translation of preclinical breakthroughs into clinical trials. This process has led to a critical assessment of outcome measures, which resulted in a comprehensive review published in 2013. Nevertheless, the disappointing outcome of several recent phase III drug trials in FXS, and parallel efforts at evaluating behavioral endpoints for trials in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has emphasized the need for re-assessing outcome measures and revising recommendations for FXS...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605260/cellular-therapies-for-treatment-of-radiation-injury-report-from-a-nih-niaid-and-irsn-workshop
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Andrea L DiCarlo, Radia Tamarat, Carmen I Rios, Marc Benderitter, Christine W Czarniecki, Theresa C Allio, Francesca Macchiarini, Bert W Maidment, Jean-Rene Jourdain
In recent years, there has been increasing concern over the possibility of a radiological or nuclear incident occurring somewhere in the world. Intelligence agencies frequently report that terrorist groups and rogue nations are seeking to obtain radiological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. In addition, there exists the real possibility that safety of nuclear power reactors could be compromised by natural (such as the tsunami and subsequent Fukushima accident in Japan in March, 2011) or accidental (Three Mile Island, 1979 and Chernobyl, 1986) events...
June 12, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602020/techniques-of-monitoring-blood-glucose-during-pregnancy-for-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes
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REVIEW
Foong Ming Moy, Amita Ray, Brian S Buckley, Helen M West
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is recommended as a key component of the management plan for diabetes therapy during pregnancy. No existing systematic reviews consider the benefits/effectiveness of various techniques of blood glucose monitoring on maternal and infant outcomes among pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes. The effectiveness of the various monitoring techniques is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To compare techniques of blood glucose monitoring and their impact on maternal and infant outcomes among pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes...
June 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599164/impact-of-power-morcellator-removal-on-hysterectomy-practice-patterns
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Adrianne Wesol, Shauna Woolley
OBJECTIVE: This study was a quality improvement project investigating patterns of hysterectomy practice including changes in surgical techniques and patient outcomes after manufacturer withdrawal of a laparoscopic power morcellator from our hospitals in July 2014. STUDY DESIGN: This time-series pre and post retrospective review examined data from electronic health records, comparing one year when a laparoscopic power morcellator was available (Year 1, mid-2013 to mid-2014) to one year after withdrawal (Year 2, mid-2014 to mid-2015)...
May 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593408/a-novel-model-for-prediction-of-pure-laparoscopic-liver-resection-surgical-difficulty
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Yasushi Hasegawa, Go Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Nitta, Takeshi Takahara, Hirokatsu Katagiri, Akira Umemura, Kenji Makabe, Akira Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Extending the clinical indications for laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) should be carefully considered based on a surgeon's experience and skill. However, objective indexes to help surgeons assess the estimated difficulty of LLR are scarce. The aim of our study was to develop the first objective numerical rating scale to predict the surgical difficulty of various LLR procedures. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the operative outcomes of 187 patients who underwent a pure LLR...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592074/-effects-of-iassist-navigation-system-and-personal-specific-instrument-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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S C Tian, Q Q Yao, X D Yin, S Liu, J Zhou, J Hu, J Y Li, R Shan, H B Jiang, L M Wang
Objective: To compare the application of iASSIST assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and three-dimentional(3D) printing personal specific instrument (PSI) assist TKA in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: Clinical data of 47 patients with OA admitted at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Nanjing Medical University Nanjing Hospital between April and September 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, including 20 males and 27 females, aging from 57 to 77 years with mean age of (63.8±8.2) years. They were randomly divided into iASSIST-TKA group (23 patients) and PSI-TKA group (24 patients)...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583732/effects-of-topical-negative-pressure-therapy-on-tissue-oxygenation-and-wound-healing-in-vascular-foot-wounds
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Nathaniel Chiang, Odette A Rodda, Jamie Sleigh, Thodur Vasudevan
OBJECTIVE: Topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute wounds in vascular patients on the basis of proposed multifactorial benefits. However, numerous recent systematic reviews have concluded that there is inadequate evidence to support its benefits at a scientific level. This study evaluated the changes in wound volume, surface area, depth, collagen deposition, and tissue oxygenation when using TNP therapy compared with traditional dressings in patients with acute high-risk foot wounds...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560688/anca-associated-vasculitis-with-renal-involvement
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REVIEW
Valentina Binda, Gabriella Moroni, Piergiorgio Messa
Systemic vasculitis is a rare but severe group of diseases characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. The size of the vessel affected varies among the different forms of vasculitis and there are three main subgroups: large, medium and small vessel vasculitis. Among small vessel vasculitis, the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated forms are of particular importance. This subgroup includes: microscopic polyangiitis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) and the form limited to the kidney...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559468/severity-of-hypoxemia-and-other-factors-that-influence-the-response-to-aerosolized-prostacyclin-in-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Gregory Burns, Hanjing Zhuo, Kelly Ho, Justin S Phillips, Lance P Pangilinan, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: ARDS is characterized by decreased functional residual capacity (FRC), heterogeneous lung injury, and severe hypoxemia. Tidal ventilation is preferentially distributed to ventilated alveoli. Aerosolized prostaglandin I2 exploits this pathophysiology by inducing local vasodilation, thereby increasing ventilation-perfusion matching and reducing hypoxemia. Therefore, aerosolized prostaglandin I2 efficacy may depend upon FRC. Both PaO2 /FIO2 and compliance of the respiratory system (CRS) are indirect signifiers of FRC and thus may partly determine the response to aerosolized prostaglandin I2...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552622/minilaparotomy-versus-laparoscopic-myomectomy-after-cessation-of-power-morcellation-rate-of-wound-complications
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Ariel K Dubin, Julia Wei, Shannon Sullivan, Natalia Udaltsova, Eve Zaritsky, Miya P Yamamoto
STUDY OBJECTIVE: After the FDA statement warning against electronic morcellation devices, gynecologic surgeons are performing laparoscopic and robotic myomectomies with minilaparotomy incisions for tissue morcellation and removal. No data exists focusing on the superficial wound complications as a result of these larger incisions. The objective of this study is to compare the rate of wound complications for myomectomy via minilaparotomy vs laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546821/evaluation-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-platelet-ratio-for-diagnosis-of-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
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Gulsah Ilhan, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca, Esra Altan, Ali Galip Zebitay, Hamdullah Sozen, Hurkan Akyol, Meryem Kurek Eken
Objective: To evaluate whether systemic inflammatory markers (neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) to platelet ratio (RPR)) can be used as reliable markers for the diagnosis of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and to determine if there is a relationship between these markers and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) levels. Materials and methods: Written and electronic medical records were reviewed using searches for diagnoses with the terms of 'premature ovarian failure', 'premature ovarian insufficiency'...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541132/how-can-we-realize-the-clinical-benefits-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Ramzi A Ajjan
Controlling glycemia in diabetes remains key to prevent complications in this condition. However, glucose levels can undergo large fluctuations secondary to daily activities, consequently creating management difficulties. The current review summarizes the basics of glucose management in diabetes by addressing the main glycemic parameters. The advantages and limitation of HbA1c, the gold standard measure of glucose control, are discussed together with the clinical importance of hypoglycemia and glycemic variability...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540073/viscoelastic-testing-inside-and-beyond-the-operating-room
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REVIEW
Liang Shen, Sheida Tabaie, Natalia Ivascu
Hemorrhage is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality during the perioperative period. Current methods of diagnosing coagulopathy have various limitations including long laboratory runtimes, lack of information on specific abnormalities of the coagulation cascade, lack of in vivo applicability, and lack of ability to guide the transfusion of blood products. Viscoelastic testing offers a promising solution to many of these problems. The two most-studied systems, thromboelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), offer similar graphical and numerical representations of the initiation, formation, and lysis of clot...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
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Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537037/abdominal-paragangliomas-a-quantitative-prognostic-score-as-predictive-factor-of-the-feasibility-of-the-laparoscopic-approach
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Giovanni Alemanno, Carlo Bergamini, Riccardo Somigli, Paolo Prosperi, Alessandro Bruscino, Andrea Valeri
The gold standard treatment for abdominal paraganglioma is the complete surgical excision. The surgical approach may be either open or laparoscopic. The aim of this study is to identify clinical-pathological predictive factors for the failure of the laparoscopic approach in the treatment of abdominal paragangliomas, with the aim of reducing the rate of conversion to the open technique. A retrospective review was conducted on the medical records of patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for suspected abdominal paraganglioma...
May 23, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533476/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-stage-iiia-and-iiib-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-combined-modality-therapy
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Katherine A Scilla, Søren M Bentzen, Vincent K Lam, Pranshu Mohindra, Elizabeth M Nichols, Melissa A Vyfhuis, Neha Bhooshan, Steven J Feigenberg, Martin J Edelman, Josephine L Feliciano
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a measure of systemic inflammation that appears prognostic in localized and advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Increased systemic inflammation portends a poorer prognosis in cancer patients. We hypothesized that low NLR at diagnosis is associated with improved overall survival (OS) in locally advanced NSCLC (LANSCLC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records from 276 patients with stage IIIA and IIIB NSCLC treated with definitive chemoradiation with or without surgery between 2000 and 2010 with adequate data were retrospectively reviewed...
June 2017: Oncologist
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