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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780947/eplerenone-as-a-novel-treatment-for-persistent-subretinal-fluid-following-retinal-detachment-surgery
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Arezu Haghighi, Jiun Do, Hossein Ameri
Purpose: To describe the clinical course of a patient with persistent subretinal fluid (SRF) after primary scleral buckle surgery for a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair who was subsequently treated with oral eplerenone for resolution of SRF. Observations: A 34 year-old-male presented with a large bullous macula-involving RRD of unknown duration and underwent primary scleral buckle and retinotomy for drainage of subretinal fluid (SRF). His post-operative course was characterized by persistent macular SRF for 1...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772593/-coagulation-monitoring-and-bleeding-management-in-cardiac-surgery
#2
Berthold Bein, Robert Schiewe
The transfusion of allogeneic blood products is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. An impaired hemostasis is frequently found in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and may in turn cause bleeding and transfusions. A goal directed coagulation management addressing the often complex coagulation disorders needs sophisticated diagnostics. This may improve both patients' outcome and costs. Recent data suggest that coagulation management based on a rational algorithm is more effective than traditional therapy based on conventional laboratory variables such as PT and INR...
May 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770082/first-reported-case-of-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-in-canada
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I S Schwartz, G W Hammond
Candida auris is a fungal pathogen that has recently emerged as a global threat to public health. It was first described in Japan in 2009 and has since been reported in 17 countries on five continents. This case report describes the first reported case of multidrug-resistant C. auris in Canada. In May 2017, a 64-year-old individual was evaluated for chronic otitis externa. Past medical history included a recent hospitalization in India for elective oral surgery that was complicated by an odontogenic brain abscess...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766263/-oral-anticoagulation-current-overview-and-perioperative-management-in-ophthalmic-surgery
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REVIEW
C Sucker, A Hager, J Koscielny, N Feltgen
Antithrombotic treatment with oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents can increase the risk for perioperative bleeding. In contrast to other surgical fields, the optimal perioperative management in ophthalmic surgery has not yet been exactly defined and, thus, is not standardized. In this contribution, we provide an overview of currently available oral anticoagulants and discuss potential strategies for the management of these agents in different ophthalmic surgical procedures.
May 15, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761026/conservative-management-of-nivolumab-induced-pericardial-effusion-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Shagufta Shaheen, Hamid Mirshahidi, Gayathri Nagaraj, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
Background: Nivolumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor targeting programmed death-1 protein and has been approved for the treatment of multiple advanced malignancies. Adverse effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors are distinct from conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy and can be life-threatening if left unrecognized. Here, we present a case of nivolumab-induced pericardial effusion successfully managed with high-dose corticosteroids. Case presentation: A 70-year-old Caucasian female with a history of 50-pack-year cigarette smoking was diagnosed of recurrent adenocarcinoma of lung after initial surgery...
2018: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756608/nerve-and-vein-preserving-neck-dissections-for-oral-cancers-a-prospective-evaluation-of-spinal-accessory-nerve-function-and-internal-jugular-vein-patency-following-treatment
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G R Kumar Reddy, N Hulikal, A Y Lakshmi, B Vengamma
Nerve and vein preserving modification of the radical neck dissection is commonly used in the management of oral squamous cell cancers. There is limited literature addressing nerve function and vein patency following treatment. We prospectively analysed 65 patients with nerve conduction study using surface electromyography at baseline, 1 month and 6 months post-surgery and colour Doppler of the internal jugular vein at baseline and 1 month post-surgery. We also studied functional outcomes of nerve sparing with arm abduction test and Neck Dissection Quality of Life questionnaire...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756292/primary-intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma-of-the-oral-tongue-case-report-and-review-of-histologic-origin-and-oncologic-management
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Jenna Berg, Rodolfo E Manosalva, Andrew Coughlin, Yungpo Bernard Su, Tien-Shew Huang, John Gentry
BACKGROUND: Primary intestinal-type adenocarcinoma (ITAC) of the oral tongue is an extremely uncommon malignancy with only 3 cases reported in the literature. This high-grade malignancy originates from metaplasia of minor salivary glands. METHODS: A 40-year-old man presented with a gradually enlarging midline oral tongue mass, odynophagia, and dysphagia. Management included a median lingual glossectomy, bilateral neck dissections, and adjuvant chemoradiation with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755614/implant-treatment-in-ultra-aged-society
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REVIEW
Yuji Sato, Noboru Kitagawa, Akio Isobe
Implant therapy is gaining presence as a prosthodontic treatment option. However, the graying of the population has led to an increase in the number of older adults requiring special consideration in implant treatment because of their systemic health problems. Additionally, with the growth of the elderly population in need of long-term care, a greater number of older adults who have received implant treatment are receiving long-term care, raising various issues that need to be addressed. In the present review article, we describe the significance of implant treatment in older adults, issues when performing implant treatment in geriatric patients, and measures to be taken when implant patients have lapsed into a state of requiring long-term care...
May 2018: Japanese Dental Science Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752852/prognostic-significance-of-elevated-serum-cd44-levels-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sharada Sawant, Chetan Ahire, Harsh Dongre, Shriya Joshi, Sayli Jamghare, Pallavi Rane, Shubhada Kane, Devendra Chaukar
BACKGROUND: Availability of reliable methods distinguishing high risk recurrent tumours from regressive tumours prior to surgery could help in better management of the disease. Present study was aimed to estimate pre-surgical serum CD44 concentration and assess the possibility of using it as a non-invasive prognostic tool in oral cancer. METHODS: ELISA was performed on pre-surgical serum samples from 64 primary oral cancer patients and 16 healthy individuals to estimate soluble CD44 levels...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748103/gabapentin-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-postoperative-pain-management-protocol-in-lower-extremity-surgery
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REVIEW
P Andrew Crisologo, Erik K Monson, Said A Atway
Postoperative pain is a problem that plagues physicians and has since the dawn of the surgical arts. Many interventions are available and used as the standard such as preoperative local anesthetic blocks, opiates, both oral and intravenous, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Although the temptation often exists to increase the postoperative opiate dose, opiate abuse is an increasing problem. This abuse has fueled the search for nonopiate pain adjuncts. Gabapentinoids have been shown to both decrease postoperative pain and, secondarily, decrease opiate dependence...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747165/bones-heal-teeth-don-t-the-involvement-of-dentists-in-the-acute-and-long-term-management-of-patients-injured-in-the-manchester-arena-bomb
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L Timms, J May
This paper outlines the involvement of dentists in the treatment of patients following the terror attack at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. It predominantly describes the role of the authors - a paediatric dental consultant and maxillofacial surgery dental core trainee (DCT). As a result of the incident a number of patients suffered oro-facial injuries, with many treated at Central Manchester Foundation Trust Hospitals' Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The major incident response of the trust is discussed, as are the presentation of blast injuries and corresponding NHS guidance...
May 11, 2018: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746919/opioid-medication-use-in-the-surgical-patient-an-assessment-of-prescribing-patterns-and-utilization
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Wen Hui Tan, Jennifer Yu, Sara Feaman, Jared M McAllister, Lindsey G Kahan, Mary A Quasebarth, Jeffrey A Blatnik, J Christopher Eagon, Michael M Awad, L Michael Brunt
BACKGROUND: With the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse in the United States, rates of opioid-related unintentional deaths have risen dramatically. However, little data exists comparing postoperative opioid prescriptions with patient use. We sought to better elucidate this relationship in surgical patients. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was conducted of narcotic-naïve patients undergoing open and laparoscopic abdominal procedures on a minimally invasive surgery service...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743886/efficacy-of-mesoglycan-in-pain-control-after-excisional-hemorrhoidectomy-a-pilot-comparative-prospective-multicenter-study
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Gaetano Gallo, Massimiliano Mistrangelo, Roberto Passera, Valentina Testa, Mauro Pozzo, Roberto Perinotti, Ivan Lanati, Ivano Lazzari, Paolo Tonello, Elettra Ugliono, Emilia De Luca, Alberto Realis Luc, Giuseppe Clerico, Mario Trompetto
Introduction: Various pain management strategies for patients undergoing open excisional hemorrhoidectomy have been proposed, yet postoperative pain remains a frequent complaint. Objective: To determine whether mesoglycan (30 mg two vials i.m. once/day for the first 5 days postoperative, followed by 50 mg 1 oral tablet twice/day for 30 days) would reduce the edema of the mucocutaneous bridges and thus improve postoperative pain symptoms. Patients and Methods: For this prospective observational multicenter study, 101 patients undergoing excisional diathermy hemorrhoidectomy for III-IV degree hemorrhoidal disease were enrolled at 5 colorectal referral centers...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743064/patient-directed-self-management-of-pain-padsmap-compared-to-treatment-as-usual-following-total-knee-replacement-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Katherine H O Deane, Richard Gray, Paula Balls, Clare Darrah, Louise Swift, Alan B Clark, Garry R Barton, Sophie Morris, Sue Butters, Angela Bullough, Helen Flaherty, Barbara Talbot, Mark Sanders, Simon T Donell
BACKGROUND: Self-administration of medicines by patients whilst in hospital is being increasingly promoted despite little evidence to show the risks and benefits. Pain control after total knee replacement (TKR) is known to be poor. The aim of the study was to determine if patients operated on with a TKR who self-medicate their oral analgesics in the immediate post-operative period have better pain control than those who receive their pain control by nurse-led drug rounds (Treatment as Usual (TAU))...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741289/grommets-ventilation-tubes-for-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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REVIEW
Roderick P Venekamp, Paul Mick, Anne Gm Schilder, Desmond A Nunez
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses. While many children experience sporadic AOM episodes, an important group suffer from recurrent AOM (rAOM), defined as three or more episodes in six months, or four or more in one year. In this subset of children AOM poses a true burden through frequent episodes of ear pain, general illness, sleepless nights and time lost from nursery or school. Grommets, also called ventilation or tympanostomy tubes, can be offered for rAOM...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738629/calcifying-odontogenic-cyst-dentinogenic-ghost-cell-tumor-and-ghost-cell-odontogenic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, João Luiz Gomes Carneiro Monteiro, Lucas Guimarães Abreu, Leni Verônica de Oliveira Silva, Lauren Frenzel Schuch, Mariana Saturnino de Noronha, Gerhilde Callou, Amália Moreno, Ricardo Alves Mesquita
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to integrate the available data published on calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC), dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT) and ghost cell odontogenic carcinomas (GCOC) into a comprehensive analysis of their clinicoradiological features, treatment and recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic search with no publication date restriction was undertaken in October 2017 in the following databases: PubMed, Medline Ovid, Web of Science and Scopus...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731942/haemostasis-in-oral-surgery-with-blue-violet-light
#17
REVIEW
Daniela Veleska-Stevkoska, Filip Koneski
BACKGROUND: The invasive dental procedures usually result in wounds accompanied by physiological bleeding. Even though the bleeding is easily manageable, it is still one of the major concerns of the patients and a reason for their subjective discomfort. Recently, a novel approach with light-emitting diode (LED) was introduced to control the bleeding. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the irradiation with blue-violet light LEDs on the haemostasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 40 patients with an indication for tooth extraction, divided into two groups: examination group (n = 30) and a control group (n = 10)...
April 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730059/nasotracheal-intubation-the-preferred-airway-in-oral-cavity-microvascular-reconstructive-surgery
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Jordan Gigliotti, Godwin Cheung, Omar Suhaym, Ramanakumar V Agnihotram, Michel El-Hakim, Nicholas Makhoul
PURPOSE: We aimed to describe the safety and effectiveness of nasotracheal intubation (NTI) in a cohort of patients undergoing reconstruction of oral cavity defects with free tissue transfer (FTT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented a retrospective cohort study and enrolled a sample composed of consecutive patients undergoing FTT reconstruction of oral cavity, maxillary, or mandibular defects between 2013 and 2017. These patients were all subject to a newly developed enhanced recovery-after-surgery protocol...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727870/minimizing-blood-loss-and-transfusions-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#19
Charles Cody White, Josef K Eichinger, Richard J Friedman
Blood loss management is critical to positive outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Transfusions are associated with an increased risk of major and minor adverse events, length of hospitalization, and overall cost associated with surgery. Many techniques have been investigated and compared. Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic drug widely known to reduce blood loss, may be a bridge to the goal of eliminating blood transfusions from TKA. Administration of TXA can be performed intravenously, topically at the knee joint, orally, or in combination...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723895/anticancer-drug-related-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-challenges-in-management-and-antithrombotic-strategies
#20
Antonella Tufano, Maurizio Galderisi, Luca Esposito, Valentina Trimarco, Daniela Sorriento, Guy Gerusalem, Marco Picardi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Fabrizio Pane
Cancer patients may experience nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) as a manifestation of cardiotoxicity. AF may be a direct effect of a neoplasm or, more often, appear as a postsurgical complication, especially after thoracic surgery. AF may also develop as a consequence of anticancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiotherapy), a condition probably underestimated. Cancer patients with AF require a multidisciplinary approach involving oncologists/hematologists, cardiologists, and coagulation experts. An echocardiogram should be performed to detect possible abnormalities of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, as well as left atrial dilation and the existence of valvular heart disease, to determine pretest probability of sinus rhythm restoration, and identify the best treatment...
May 3, 2018: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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