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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775918/determining-gender-by-taking-measurements-from-magnetic-resonance-images-of-the-patella
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Hacer Yasar Teke, Özge Ünlütürk, Elif Günaydin, Semra Duran, Sait Özsoy
BACKGROUND: A key step in making a positive identification in forensic medicine is the establishment of a biological profile, which involves determining factors such as gender, age, ancestry, and stature. The goal of this study was to determine if gender could be established by taking various measurements of the patella taken from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images and analyzing the variations by gender. METHODS: The sample group consisted of 220 patients (110 male and 110 female) whose patella were measured using MRI images of their left knee...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775603/genetic-and-extracardiac-anomalies-are-associated-with-inferior-single-ventricle-palliation-outcomes
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Matthew Oster, Subhadra Shashidharan, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: We aim to examine the effect of genetic syndromes and extracardiac anomalies (GS/EC) on single ventricle (SV) palliation with focus on hospital death, interstage mortality, and progression towards subsequent palliation stages. METHODS: 530 neonates with SV underwent first-stage palliation: Norwood (n=284,53%), shunt (n=173,33%), band (n=73,14%). Outcomes were compared between those with GS/EC (n=121,23%) and without GS/EC (n=409,77%). Regression analyses were adjusted for other risk factors (age, gender, prematurity, weight, SV anomaly, first-stage palliation surgery)...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775109/outcomes-of-surgery-as-part-of-the-management-of-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-analysis
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Omar Abdel-Rahman
The role of local treatment in patients with oligometastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a subject of ongoing debate. This study assessed the survival impact of combined surgery to the primary tumor and metastatic disease in the management of metastatic NSCLC. Stage IV NSCLC patients at presentation, diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. Propensity-matched analysis was performed considering baseline characteristics (age, gender, race, histology, TN stage, and site of metastases)...
April 21, 2018: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774941/-meta-analysis-of-gastric-stump-cancer-after-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#4
Yongbai Li, Zhidong Gao, Xuesong Zhao, Bo Wang, Yingjiang Ye, Shan Wang, Kewei Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinicopathological features and prognosis of gastric stump cancer (GSC) following subtotal gastrectomy for gastric cancer, to compare the clinicopathologic differences between narrow GSC and generalized GSC, and to compare the prognosis between GSC and primary proximal gastric cancer (PPGC) after radical resection. METHODS: Literatures of GSC-associated clinical study were searched by computer from the Cochrane Library, Medline, PubMed, CNKI, Wanfang and VIP databases, and the retrieval period was from the establishment of database to December 31, 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774363/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-why-are-we-still-operating-on-them-a-plea-for-institutional-newborn-clinical-screening
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Wu Chean Lee, Sumanth Kumar Gera, Arjandas Mahadev
INTRODUCTION: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a common orthopaedic condition at birth. Non-surgical management with Pavlik harness can effectively treat DDH with early clinical diagnosis at newborn, but open surgeries continue to be performed. We aimed to elucidate the reasons for this. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all open surgeries related to DDH from 2006 to 2016. Patients were either born at our institution (Group 1) or outside of it (Group 2)...
May 18, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773945/predictive-factors-in-the-treatment-of-streptococcal-endophthalmitis
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Yosanan Yospaiboon, Kidakarn Meethongkam, Suthasinee Sinawat, Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Tanapat Ratanapakorn, Thuss Sanguansak, Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo
Objective: To evaluate visual outcomes and possible predictive factors in the treatment of infectious endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species during 2012-2016 at a large referral eye center in northeastern Thailand. Methods: A retrospective medical record chart review of patients with culture-positive endophthalmitis caused by Streptococcus species was conducted. Demographic data including age, gender, occupation, duration of symptoms, time to surgery, surgical procedures, initial visual acuity at presentation, and final visual acuity after treatment were collected and analyzed...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773760/a-review-of-methods-for-preventing-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy
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Katarzyna Mech, Łukasz Wysocki, Tomasz Guzel, Marcin Makiewicz, Paweł Nyckowski, Maciej Słodkowski
Pancreatic fistula is one of the most severe complications after pancreatic surgeries. The risk of pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy is up to 60%. Effective methods to prevent pancreatic fistula are still sought. A unified definition of pancreatic fistula, which was introduced in 2005 by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS), has allowed for an easier diagnosis and determination of fistula severity, as well as for a reliable inter-center comparison of data. Furthermore, a number of publications point out the risk factors of pancreatic fistula, which may be classified into patient-related risk factors, such as MBI, gender, smoking tobacco or pancreatic structure; and surgery-related risk factors, such as blood loss, prolonged surgery and non-underpinning of the major pancreatic duct...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771846/educational-exposure-to-transgender-patient-care-in-otolaryngology-training
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Benjamin B Massenburg, Shane D Morrison, Vania Rashidi, Craig Miller, David W Grant, Christopher S Crowe, Nathalia Velasquez, Justin R Shinn, Jacob E Kuperstock, Deepa J Galaiya, Scott R Chaiet, Amit D Bhrany
OBJECTIVE: Gender dysphoria is estimated to occur in over 1 million people in the United States. With decreasing stigma regarding the transgender population, it is likely more patients will seek medical and surgical gender transition as parts of their treatment. However, otolaryngologists may lack training in gender-confirming surgery. This study aims to determine the current state of transgender-related education in the United States otolaryngology training programs and to evaluate trainee perceptions regarding the importance of such training...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771833/proptosis-correction-in-pre-adolescent-patients-with-syndromic-craniosynostosis-by-le-fort-iii-distraction-osteogenesis
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Travis L Gibson, Barry H Grayson, Joseph G McCarthy, Pradip R Shetye
Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis may be indicated in the treatment of syndromic craniosynostosis with severe midface retrusion and proptosis. This study assesses the stability of proptosis correction over 10-years.A retrospective review identified 15 patients with syndromic craniosynostosis treated by Le Fort III distraction prior to age 10 (9 males, 6 females; age 4.9 ± 1.5 years). Untreated, non-craniosynostotic age- and gender-matched controls were obtained from historical growth records. Lateral cephalometric tracings at pre-surgery (T1), immediate (T2), 1 year (T3), 5 years (T4), and 10 years (T5) (n = 11) post-distraction were superimposed using the best-fit of cranial base...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771360/patient-and-treatment-characteristics-by-infecting-organism-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infection
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Tamara D Simon, Matthew P Kronman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Samuel R Browd, Richard Holubkov, John R W Kestle, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Marcie Langley, David D Limbrick, Thomas G Luerssen, Jerry Oakes, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis Rozzelle, Chevis N Shannon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons Iii, William E Whitehead, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
Background: Previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection treatment have been limited in size and unable to compare patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism. Our objective was to describe variation in patient and treatment characteristics for children with first CSF shunt infection, stratified by infecting organism subgroups outlined in the 2017 Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) guidelines. Methods: We studied a prospective cohort of children <18 years of age undergoing treatment for first CSF shunt infection at one of 7 Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network hospitals from April 2008 to December 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771328/association-of-preoperative-plasma-fibrinogen-level-with-postoperative-bleeding-after-on-pump-coronary-bypass-surgery-does-plasma-fibrinogen-level-affect-the-amount-of-postoperative-bleeding
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Sameh Alagha, Murat Songur, Tugba Avci, Kerem Vural, Sadi Kaplan
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to investigate the association between the preoperative concentration of plasma fibrinogen and the volume of postoperative bleeding. Our secondary aim was to identify whether there is a possible correlation between the patients' different characteristics and haemostatic laboratory variables and the postoperative amount of bleeding after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. METHODS: A total of 550 adult patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass in our hospital were enrolled and investigated retrospectively...
May 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769141/single-coracoclavicular-suture-fixation-with-mersilene-tape-versus-hook-plate-in-the-treatment-of-acute-type-v-acromioclavicular-dislocation-a-retrospective-analysis
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Ying-Cheng Huang, Shan-Wei Yang, Chun-Yu Chen, Kai-Cheng Lin, Jenn-Huei Renn
BACKGROUND: Here, we compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes between coracoclavicular (CC) fixation with Mersilene tape and hook plate for acute unstable acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation treatment. METHODS: We enrolled 49 patients with unstable acute AC dislocation who, between January 2010 and January 2014, underwent surgery with single CC suture fixation with Mersilene tape (M group, 25 cases) or clavicle hook plate (H group, 24 cases). In M and H groups, the average age was 43...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769090/comparing-morbidities-of-bone-graft-harvesting-from-the-anterior-iliac-crest-and-proximal-tibia-a-retrospective-study
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Ying-Cheng Huang, Chun-Yu Chen, Kai-Cheng Lin, Jenn-Huei Renn, Yih-Wen Tarng, Chien-Jen Hsu, Wei-Ning Chang, Shan-Wei Yang
BACKGROUND: The anterior iliac crest (AIC) and proximal tibia (PT) are common donor sites for autologous bone graft harvesting. We compared pain levels at these harvest sites on 1 day, 5 days, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks post-harvest. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 18 patients undergoing autologous bone grafting surgery at a level I trauma center between June 2013 and October 2014. Ten grafts were harvested from the AIC group and eight from the PT group...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769057/patterns-of-care-for-anal-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-between-academic-and-community-cancer-centers
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Victor E Pricolo, Matteo Bonvini, Carlo F Abelli
BACKGROUND: Management of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is becoming more relevant, as its incidence increases. The purpose of this study was to investigate possible differences in patient population and care delivery for SCCA between academic and community cancer programs in the United States. METHODS: A review of available data from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer National Cancer DataBase focused on gender, age, race, type of health insurance, comorbidity score, distance traveled for care, stage at diagnosis, and therapy utilization (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy) as first course of treatment (FCT)...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768939/higher-preoperative-plasma-thrombin-potential-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-aortic-stenosis-compared-to-surgery-for-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Axel Dimberg, Ulrica Alström, Elisabeth Ståhle, Christina Christersson
Aortic stenosis (AS) and coronary artery disease (CAD) influence the coagulation system, potentially affecting hemostasis during cardiac surgery. Our aim was to evaluate 2 preoperative global hemostasis assays, plasma thrombin potential and thromboelastometry, in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis compared to patients with CAD. A secondary aim was to test whether the assays were associated with postoperative bleeding. Calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT) in platelet-poor plasma and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in whole blood were analyzed in patients scheduled for elective surgery due to severe AS (n = 103) and stable CAD (n = 68)...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768132/post-operative-infections-among-patients-undergoing-radical-cystectomy-at-a-tertiary-center
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Krystian Kaczmarek, Artur Lemiński, Aleksandra Bańcarz, Alicja Zakrzewska, Marcin Słojewski
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infection after radical cystectomy is a common complication. It is essential to identify modifiable risk factors that can predict post-operative infection to reduce the incidence of infection after radical cystectomy. We investigated the incidence of post-operative infection, associated pathogens, and risk factors for post-operative infection after radical cystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in a single urologic department from 2014 to 2016 were included...
May 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766655/pre-surgical-surgical-and-post-surgical-experiences-of-weight-loss-surgery-patients-a-closer-look-at-social-determinants-of-health
#17
L P Johnson, F M Asigbee, R Crowell, A Negrini
Using a novel qualitative approach, Photovoice, researchers assessed social, psychological, physical and economic barriers encountered by patients of weight loss surgery. Applying the Photovoice approach and Williams' theory of narrative reconstruction for qualitative interviewing, the research team set out to investigate the bariatric patient experience from pre-surgery to hospitalization to post-surgery. Fifteen participants were given digital cameras and asked to take photographs that represented their weight loss journeys...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766459/cognitive-functioning-in-chiari-malformation-type-i-without-posterior-fossa-surgery
#18
Maitane García, Esther Lázaro, Juan Francisco López-Paz, Oscar Martínez, Manuel Pérez, Sarah Berrocoso, Mohammad Al-Rashaida, Imanol Amayra
Chiari Malformation type I (CM-I) is a neurological disorder characterized by a displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum into the spinal canal. Most research has focused on physical symptomatology but few studies include neuropsychological examinations. Moreover, although current research highlights the involvement of the cerebellum on higher cognitive functions, little is known about cognitive consequences associated with CM-I. The aim of this study is to analyze cognitive functioning between 39 CM-I patients and 39 healthy controls, matched by gender, age and years of education...
May 15, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766132/red-cell-distribution-width-predicts-out-of-hospital-outcomes-in-critically-ill-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Joaquim Michael Havens, Anupamaa J Seshadri, Ali Salim, Kenneth B Christopher
Introduction: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with mortality and bloodstream infection risk in critically ill patients. We hypothesized that an increase in RDW at hospital discharge in critically ill patients who received emergency general surgery (EGS) would be associated with increased mortality after hospital discharge. Methods: We performed a two-center observational study of patients treated in medical and surgical intensive care units. We studied 1567 patients, who received critical care between 1998 and 2012 who underwent EGS and survived hospitalization...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763425/a-positive-association-between-nutritional-risk-and-the-incidence-of-surgical-site-infections-a-hospital-based-register-study
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Eli Skeie, Anne Mette Koch, Stig Harthug, Unni Fosse, Kari Sygnestveit, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Randi J Tangvik
Surgical site infections (SSI) are amongst the most common health care-associated infections and have adverse effects for patient health and for hospital resources. Although surgery guidelines recognize poor nutritional status to be a risk factor for SSI, they do not tell how to identify this condition. The screening tool Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 is commonly used at hospitals to identify patients at nutritional risk. We investigated the association between nutritional risk and the incidence of SSI among 1194 surgical patients at Haukeland University Hospital (Bergen, Norway)...
2018: PloS One
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