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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927248/comparison-of-two-methods-for-the-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-using-a-tablet-of-13c-urea
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Daniela Gilardi, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Marina F Alfieri, Ilaria Orlandi, Mariangela Allocca, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND: The urea Breath-test is a widely-used method to detect the presence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. Recently, new technologies were introduced, to obtain an immediate test result by continuous breath samples analysis after labeled urea intake. The total test duration is shorter than 20 minutes. METHODS: The study compared two diagnostic methods requiring the administration of EXPIROBACTER® (Sofar SpA, Trezzano Rosa, Milan, Italy) 100 mg as a source of labeled urea...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925813/what-patients-think-about-choice-in-healthcare-a-study-on-primary-care-services-in-finland
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Anna-Mari Aalto, Marko Elovainio, Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Eeva Reissell, Tuulikki Vehko, Miisa Chydenius, Timo Sinervo
BACKGROUND: The ongoing Finnish health and social service reform will expand choice by opening the market for competition between public and private service providers. This study examined the attitudes of primary care patients towards choice and which patient-related factors are associated with these attitudes. METHODS: A sample of attenders during one week in health centres of 12 big cities and municipal consortiums (including seven outsourced local units) and in primary care units of one private company providing outsourced services for municipalities (aged 18-95, n=8128) was used...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925334/comparative-patient-satisfaction-and-feasibility-of-a-pilot-parkinson-s-disease-enrichment-program
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Tabina K Choudhury, Celeste Harris, Kathleen Crist, Terry K Satterwhite, Michele K York
BACKGROUND: Available treatment options for Parkinson's disease (PD) are primarily aimed at pharmacological and/or neurosurgical management of motor symptoms. However, many patients also experience chronic non-motor symptoms (NMS), including significant cognitive and mood changes. Currently, there is a gap in the neuropsychological literature regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological treatment options for cognitive and mood changes in PD. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the efficacy and patient satisfaction of a pilot nonpharmacological intervention for alleviating NMS in patients with PD...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925059/patient-reported-outcomes-from-two-randomised-studies-comparing-once-weekly-application-of-amorolfine-5-nail-lacquer-to-other-methods-of-topical-treatment-in-distal-and-lateral-subungual-onychomycosis
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Martin Schaller, Bardur Sigurgeirsson, Marlis Sarkany
Patient adherence is a key consideration in the choice of a topical regimen for the treatment of onychomycosis. The objective of this study was to investigate patient-reported outcomes (treatment utilisation, adherence and satisfaction) in onychomycosis treated with once-weekly amorolfine 5% nail lacquer versus once-daily ciclopirox 8% nail lacquer (Study A) or once-daily urea 40% ointment/bifonazole 1% cream combination regimen (Study B). Study A: Subjects received amorolfine and ciclopirox on opposite feet for 12 weeks...
September 19, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924444/implantation-of-a-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-after-radial-keratotomy-and-cross-linking-with-hyperopia-and-astigmatism-residues-a-case-report
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu, Federico Tridico
Radial keratotomy is a refractive surgical technique, widely used in the 80s and early 90s to correct myopia and astigmatism, but now overcome by more recent laser techniques. Important consequences, often in patients with more than 45 years of age, are progressive hyperopic shift and/or an increase in corneal astigmatism, whose main cause seems to be an increase in the curvature radius of the central portion of the cornea. This seems to be due to radial keratotomy incisions - with the consequent need for cross-linking - intraocular pressure, and corneal biomechanical parameters...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924067/-neurosurgical-outcomes-of-intradural-extramedullary-spinal-tumors-in-97-cases-siberian-experience
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Vadim Anatolyevich Byvaltsev, Bair Batiyevich Damdinov, Evgenii Georgiyevich Belykh, Kristina Olegovna Ivanova, Vladimir Alekseevich Sorokovikov, Kenzo Tsunetoshi, Ryuhei Kitai, Kenichiro Kikuta
We retrospectively investigated the clinical presentation and outcome of patients with spinal intradural extramedullary tumors, which had been surgically treated. A total of 97 consecutive patients(32 males and 65 females;mean age, 48 years;range, 17-79 years)underwent surgery between 2004 and 2014 at Irkutsk State Medical Academy and affiliated hospitals. To determine presentation and outcomes associated with these tumors, we evaluated the waiting period before surgery, neurological symptoms including motor, sensory, urinary, and rectal dysfunction, modified McCormick scale, Macnab's outcome assessment of patient satisfaction, surgical procedure, tumor location, and histological diagnosis...
September 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923587/visual-performance-of-a-quadrifocal-trifocal-intraocular-lens-following-removal-of-the-crystalline-lens
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Thomas Kohnen, Michael Herzog, Eva Hemkeppler, Sabrina Schönbrunn, Nina De Lorenzo, Kerstin Petermann, Myriam Böhm
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual performance after implantation of a quadrifocal intraocular lens (IOL). DESIGN: Prospective, non-comparative case series METHODS: Setting: Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Patient or Study Population: Twenty-seven patients (54 eyes) received bilateral implantation of the PanOptix IOL (AcrySof® IQ PanOptixTM, Alcon Research, Fort Worth, TX, USA) pre-enrollment. Exclusion criteria were previous ocular surgeries, corneal astigmatism of >1...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923458/does-self-consciousness-of-appearance-influence-postoperative-satisfaction-in-rhinoplasty
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J M Herruer, J B Prins, N van Heerbeek, G W J A Verhage-Damen, K J A O Ingels
BACKGROUND: Facial plastic surgeons and patients benefit from knowledge about how psychological aspects can influence the outcome of cosmetic surgery. The influence of preoperative self-consciousness of appearance and its effect on benefit after surgery in rhinoplasty patients has not been explored before in other studies. METHOD: A prospective study was conducted on patients undergoing (septo)rhinoplasty for a combination of cosmetic and functional problems. Before the operation subjects were asked to complete two questionnaires, the Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59) to measure distress associated with self-consciousness of appearance and the Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation (ROE) to measure satisfaction with their nose...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923284/fertility-outcome-and-information-on-fertility-issues-in-individuals-with-different-forms-of-disorders-of-sex-development-findings-from-the-dsd-life-study
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Jolanta Słowikowska-Hilczer, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Nicole Reisch, Claire Bouvattier, Ute Thyen, Peggy Cohen Kettenis, Robert Roehle, Birgit Köhler, Anna Nordenström
OBJECTIVE: To investigate fertility outcome in individuals with different forms of disorders of sex development (DSD), if assisted reproductive technology (ART) was used, and the patients' satisfaction with the information they had received. DESIGN: A cross-sectional multicenter study, dsd-LIFE. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,040 patients aged ≥16 years with different DSD diagnoses participated...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923110/development-of-an-arabic-inpatient-satisfaction-survey-application-in-acute-medical-rehabilitation-setting-in-saudi-arabia
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Ahmed Aboabat, Hazem Qannam
BACKGROUND: In the management of chronic disease, evidence suggests that satisfied patients exhibit more loyalty to treatment providers and greater adherence to treatment regimens. This is particularly so in the rehabilitation setting. We aimed to develop a reliable and valid Arabic-language survey to objectively measure inpatient satisfaction in medical rehabilitation settings in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The King Fahad Medical City Rehabilitation Hospital Patient Satisfaction Survey (RH PSS) is a self-administered survey that addresses four domains of rehabilitation care: access, structure, process, and outcomes...
September 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923027/aesthetic-principles-access-thyroidectomy-produces-the-best-cosmetic-outcomes-as-assessed-using-the-patient-and-observer-scar-assessment-scale
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Xiao Ma, Qi-Jun Xia, Guojun Li, Tian-Xiao Wang, Qin Li
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is more likely to occur in young women. The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic effect of different thyroidectomies. METHODS: One hundred twenty female patients who underwent thyroidectomy were evenly distributed into three groups: conventional access (CA), aesthetic principles access (APA) and minimally invasive access (MIA). The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) was used as the assessment tool for the linear scar...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922873/long-term-reduction-of-sacroiliac-joint-pain-with-peripheral-nerve-stimulation
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Marin Guentchev, Christian Preuss, Rainer Rink, Levente Peter, Martin H M Sailer, Jochen Tuettenberg
BACKGROUND: We recently demonstrated that 86% of the patients treated with peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for therapy-refractory sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain were satisfied with the result after 1 year of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term (up to 4 years) response rate of this novel treatment. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with therapy-refractory SIJ pain were treated with PNS and followed for 4 years in 3 patients, 3 years in 6 patients, and 2 years in 1 patient...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922277/percutaneous-posterior-trans-articular-atlantoaxial-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-prospective-study
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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/28922243/evaluation-of-the-changes-in-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-orthognathic-surgery-a-multicenter-study
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Elham Sadat Emadian Razvadi, Sepideh Soheilifar, Mohammad Esmaeelinejad, Navid Naghdi
Orthognathic surgery can affect patients' quality of life. The aim of the present study was to assess changes in quality of life during combined orthodontics-surgery treatment and effect of orthodontist-surgeon teamwork on final patient's satisfaction. Twenty-six orthognathic patients who were referred to oral and maxillofacial department of 3 hospitals in Tehran were included in the study. Orthognathic quality of life questionnaire (OQLQ) was given to patients 1 week before, 4 weeks and 4 months after surgery...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922242/long-term-follow-up-of-osseointegrated-orbital-prosthetic-reconstruction
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Joshua J DeSerres, Curtis R Budden, Johan F Wolfaardt, Gordon H Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Osseointegrated implants have been used for craniofacial prosthetic reconstruction since 1979. The authors sought to review long-term outcomes of osseointegrated orbital reconstruction at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM). METHODS: Twenty-six patients have undergone osseointegrated orbital prosthetic (OOP) reconstruction at iRSM since 1991. A retrospective chart review was performed and patient satisfaction assessed through a questionnaire used in previous osseointegration studies...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920967/-facial-prosthetics-grounds-and-techniques
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R Dirven, G Lieben, S Bouwman, R Wolterink, M W M van den Brekel, P J F M Lohuis
Surgical treatment of advanced facial tumours is often physically, functionally and emotionally debilitating. The resulting defects often give grounds for surgical reconstruction, prosthetic reconstruction or a combination of both. During the past two decades, huge advances have been achieved in the development of prostheses. This has led to improved rehabilitation of facial defects. In the clinic of the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, both adhesive- and implant-retained facial prostheses are used...
September 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920130/reasons-and-factors-behind-post-total-knee-arthroplasty-dissatisfaction-in-an-asian-population
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Yilun Huang, Merrill Lee, Hwei Chi Chong, Yilin Ning, Ngai Nung Lo, Seng Jin Yeo
INTRODUCTION: Up to 20% of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) reported dissatisfaction with surgical outcome. Despite the multiple studies looking into the factors contributing to patients' dissatisfaction, little research has been done to examine the subjective reasons and complaints patients have post-arthroplasty. This study aimed to look at an Asian patient population which underwent TKA and examine the factors contributing to patient dissatisfaction and the reasons they were dissatisfied with their surgery...
August 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919727/five-year-durability-of-stand-alone-interspinous-process-decompression-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Pierce D Nunley, Vikas V Patel, Douglas G Orndorff, William F Lavelle, Jon E Block, Fred H Geisler
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common indication for spine surgery in older adults. Interspinous process decompression (IPD) using a stand-alone spacer that functions as an extension blocker offers a minimally invasive treatment option for intermittent neurogenic claudication associated with spinal stenosis. METHODS: This study evaluated the 5-year clinical outcomes for IPD (Superion(®)) from a randomized controlled US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noninferiority trial...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918788/-fast-track-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Kirill Gromov, Billy B Kristensen, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen, Torben Bæk Hansen, Henrik Kehlet, Henrik Husted
Fast-track total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a well-established concept including optimized logistics and evidence-based treatment, focusing on minimizing surgical stress and improved post-operative recovery, thus leading to lower mortality and morbidity as well as high patient satisfaction. All patients are eligible for fast-track TKA, and hence the fast-track concept should be standard at all joint replacement facilities. Future challenges of fast-track TKA include safe introduction of outpatient protocols, acute and chronic pain after surgery and optimal utilization of post-operative physiotherapy...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918664/outcomes-of-surface-replacement-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-arthroplasty-using-the-self-locking-finger-joint-implant-minimum-two-years-follow-up
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Issei Komatsu, Yoshiya Arishima, Hirotomo Shibahashi, Toshihito Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Minamikawa
BACKGROUND: The Self Locking Finger Joint (SLFJ) implant is a new type of surface replacement implant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate midterm clinical outcomes of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthroplasty with the SLFJ implant. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 26 PIP joint arthroplasties using the SLFJ implant in 17 patients with osteoarthritis or posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Preoperative and postoperative range of motion, grip strength and key pinch, radiographic findings, and complications were evaluated...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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