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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331977/clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-two-chinese-centres
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Yongjie Ma, Sichang Chen, Chao Peng, Chunxiu Wang, Guilin Li, Chuan He, Ming Ye, Tao Hong, Lisong Bian, Jiang Liu, Zhichao Wang, Adnan I Qureshi, Feng Ling, Hongqi Zhang
BACKGROUND: The short-term outcomes and prognostic factors of patients with spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) have not been defined in large cohorts. OBJECTIVE: To define the short-term clinical outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with SDAVFs. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 112 patients with SDAVFs were included consecutively in this study. The patients were serially evaluated with the modified Aminoff and Logue's Scale (mALS) one day before surgery and at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after treatment...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331494/a-novel-difficult-airway-prediction-tool-for-emergency-airway-management-validation-of-the-heaven-criteria-in-a-large-air-medical-cohort
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Edward Kuzmack, Travis Inglis, David Olvera, Allen Wolfe, Kona Seng, Daniel Davis
BACKGROUND: Difficult-airway prediction tools help identify optimal airway techniques, but were derived in elective surgery patients and may not be applicable to emergency rapid sequence intubation (RSI). The HEAVEN criteria (Hypoxemia, Extremes of size, Anatomic abnormalities, Vomit/blood/fluid, Exsanguination, Neck mobility issues) may be more relevant to emergency RSI patients. OBJECTIVE: To validate the HEAVEN criteria for difficult-airway prediction in emergency RSI using a large air medical cohort...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331161/hormone-therapy-gender-affirmation-surgery-and-their-association-with-recent-suicidal-ideation-and-depression-symptoms-in-transgender-veterans
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Raymond P Tucker, Rylan J Testa, Tracy L Simpson, Jillian C Shipherd, John R Blosnich, Keren Lehavot
BACKGROUND: Access to transition-related medical interventions (TRMIs) for transgender veterans has been the subject of substantial public interest and debate. To better inform these important conversations, the current study investigated whether undergoing hormone or surgical transition intervention(s) relates to the frequency of recent suicidal ideation (SI) and symptoms of depression in transgender veterans. METHODS: This study included a cross-sectional, national sample of 206 self-identified transgender veterans...
January 14, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329628/spirocerca-lupi-induced-oesophageal-neoplasia-predictors-of-surgical-outcome
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Paolo Pazzi, Anastasia Kavkovsky, Anna Shipov, Gilad Segev, Eran Dvir
Canine spirocercosis is caused by the nematode Spirocerca lupi. Migration results in oesophageal fibro-inflammatory nodules that may undergo neoplastic transformation. No studies have assessed pre- or post-surgical prognostic indicators in dogs that undergo intervention for S. lupi induced oesophageal neoplasia. This observational, multi-center study aimed to assess the outcome of dogs with Spirocerca induced sarcoma undergoing endoscopic-guided ablation (n = 12) or surgery (n = 18), and identify prognostic indicators...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328794/corneal-abrasion-following-anaesthesia-for-non-ocular-surgical-procedures-a-case-controlled-study
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Anais L Carniciu, Melissa J Fazzari, Pauline Tabibian, Priti Batta, Ronald C Gentile, James H Grendell, Collin E Braithwaite, Nazanin Barzideh
The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with perioperative corneal abrasion at a single hospital in Mineola, New York (United States). A chart review was conducted of patients with perioperative corneal abrasion following non-ocular surgery and age-matched controls between June 2011 and November 2013. An age-stratified logistic regression model evaluated the association between corneal abrasion and potentially predisposing variables. The adjusted odds of a corneal abrasion occurring were 4...
November 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327980/effects-of-endoscopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-on-raynaud-s-disease
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Sami Karapolat, Atila Turkyilmaz, Celal Tekinbas
INTRODUCTION: Raynaud's disease is a disorder that is characterized by attacks of pain, cyanosis, redness, and numbness in the upper extremities caused by vasospasm of digital arteries due to cold or emotional stress. We aimed at demonstrating our experiences with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) in the treatment of Raynaud's disease. METHODS: From 48 patients who underwent ETS for various reasons at our department between January 2014 and January 2015, we reviewed 9 patients with Raynaud's disease (18...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327173/personality-traits-patient-centered-health-status-and-prognosis-of-brain-tumor-patients
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Adomas Bunevicius
Personality traits can be related to prognosis of cancer patients. The study aimed to evaluate the association of big-five personality dimensions with emotional and cognitive health status, and prognosis of brain tumor patients. A total of 178 patients admitted for brain tumor surgery were evaluated for personality traits (Tem item Personality Inventory), depressive/anxiety symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale or HADS) and cognitive functioning (Mini Mental State Examination or MMSE) on admission...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327167/does-laparoscopic-intracorporeal-ileocolic-anastomosis-decreases-surgical-site-infection-rate-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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L Martinek, K You, S Giuratrabocchetta, M Gachabayov, K Lee, R Bergamaschi
AIM: Foreshortened mesentery or thick abdominal wall constitutes a rationale for laparoscopic intracorporeal ileocolic anastomoses (ICA). The aim of this study was to compare intracorporeal to extracorporeal ICA in terms of surgical site infections in patients with Crohn's ileitis and overweight patients with right colon tumors. METHOD: This was a prospective propensity score-matched cohort study enrolling consecutive patients with Crohn's terminal ileitis and overweight patients with right colon tumors undergoing elective laparoscopic right colon resection with intracorporeal or extracorporeal ICA...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327158/comparison-of-warfarin-requirements-in-post-cardiac-surgery-patients-valve-replacement-versus-non-valve-replacement
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Logan M Olson, Andrea M Nei, David L Joyce, Narith N Ou, Ross A Dierkhising, Scott D Nei
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulation with warfarin affects approximately 140,000 post-cardiac surgery patients every year, yet there remains limited published data in this patient population. Dosing remains highly variable due to intrinsic risk factors that plague cardiac surgery candidates and a lack of diverse literature that can be applied to those who have undergone a cardiac surgery alternative to heart valve replacement (HVR). In the present study, our aim was to compare the warfarin requirements between HVR and non-HVR patients...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325836/interleukin-6-and-leptin-levels-are-associated-with-preoperative-pain-severity-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-but-not-with-acute-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Syed Azim, James Nicholson, Mario J Rebecchi, William Galbavy, Tian Feng, Sabeen Rizwan, Ruth A Reinsel, Martin Kaczocha, Helene Benveniste
BACKGROUND: Identifying drivers of pain that can serve as novel drug targets is important for improving perioperative analgesia. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with significant postoperative pain. Cytokines contribute to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA) and associated pain. However, the influence of perioperative cytokine levels after TKA surgery upon postoperative pain remains unexplored. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study to profile three proinflammatory cytokines, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), and leptin in serum, synovial, and cerebrospinal fluid of TKA patients perioperatively to determine associations between cytokine levels and pain...
January 8, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325356/-the-role-and-significance-of-digital-reconstruction-technique-in-liver-segments-based-on-portal-vein-structure
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X J Zhou, Q Dong, C Z Zhu, X Chen, B Wei, Y H Duan, J Zhao, X W Hao, H Zhang, P Nie, B Hu, W J Xu, R W Shen, Z H Chen, K R Dong, Y Z Bai, Q Shu, W J Luo, F Gao, N Xia, Q Y Yu
Objective: To study the segment of liver according to the large amount of three-dimensional(3D) reconstructive images of normal human livers and the vascular system, and to recognize the basic functional liver unit based on the anatomic features of the intrahepatic portal veins. Methods: The enhanced CT primitive DICOM files of 1 260 normal human livers from different age groups who treated from October 2013 to February 2017 provided by 16 hospitals were analyzed using the computer-aided surgery system.The 3D liver and liver vascular system were reconstructed, and the digital liver 3D model was established...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325353/-comparison-of-the-short-term-and-long-term-outcome-between-robotic-gastrectomy-and-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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K C Zhang, B Wei, H Q Xi, J X Cui, J Y Li, Y H Gao, W Q Liang, C Hu, Y Liu, X H Huang, L Chen
Objective: To compare the short-term and long-term outcome between robotic gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy. Methods: The clinical data of 517 patients who had received robotic gastectomy and laparoscopic gastrectomy between December 2011 and December 2013 at Department of General Surgery, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital was collected. After propensity score matching, 70 patients in robotic gastectomy and 70 patients in laparoscopic gastectomy were identified. Perioperative outcome and overall survival were compared between the two groups using t test, χ(2) test, Kaplan-Meier curve and Log-rank test, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325248/-survival-of-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-impact-of-gene-aberrations-and-protein-overexpression-of-bcl-2-and-c-myc-and-selection-of-chemotherapy-regimens
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W J Yin, X Zhu, H Y Yang, W Y Sun, M J Wu
Objective: To investigate the impact of clinicopathological features, gene rearrangements and protein expression of bcl-6, bcl-2, C-MYC and chemotherapy regime on the prognosis of patients with primary central nervous system diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PCNS-DLBCL). Methods: Thirty-three cases of PCNS-DLBCL diagnosed from January 2006 to December 2016 at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital were collected. The expression of CD10, bcl-6, bcl-2, MUM1 and MYC were detected by immunohistochemical staining (IHC). The presence of EB virus was detected by in situ hybridization(EBER)...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323576/preserving-the-reproductive-potential-of-transgender-and-intersex-people
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Sam Rowlands, Jean-Jacques Amy
BACKGROUND: The bodies of some transgender and intersex people have been mutilated and their minds subjected to immense distress. Their gender has often been determined by others. Loss of fertility used to be considered an inevitable consequence of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To review the issue of preserving the reproductive potential of transgender and intersex people. METHODS: A narrative review based on a wide-ranging search of the literature in multiple disciplines...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322208/the-association-of-the-medial-joint-vacuum-phenomenon-with-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury-in-symptomatic-elbows-of-younger-athletes
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Ryan Tai, Tyson Bolinske, Varand Ghazikhanian, Jacob C Mandell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of intra-articular gas (IAG) on elbow radiography and evaluate variables, including IAG, as predictors of UCL injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-approved retrospective study consisted of 241 consecutive elbow radiographic studies containing AP radiographs with valgus stress of both symptomatic and asymptomatic sides in 234 patients. The IAG, medial joint space (MJS), and MJS difference between the symptomatic and asymptomatic elbow (MJSD) were evaluated by two readers, as well as patient age, gender, sport played, and handedness...
January 10, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322168/patient-preferences-for-surgery-or-antibiotics-for-the-treatment-of-acute-appendicitis
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Alexis L Hanson, Ross D Crosby, Marc D Basson
Importance: Studies have compared surgical with nonsurgical therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, but none of these studies have a patient-centered perspective. Objectives: To evaluate how patients might choose between surgical and nonsurgical therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis and to identify targets to make antibiotic treatment more appealing. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study comprised an online survey and an in-person sensitivity analysis survey...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321919/addressing-the-recruitment-shortfall-in-surgery-how-do-we-inspire-the-next-generation
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Jonathan Bartlett
•Application rates to surgery by medical students have declined in recent years.•More hands-on experience, information and mentorship is needed in medical schools.•Within surgery, gendered stereotyping of roles and environments must be challenged.•Reform of the current systems of outcome reporting is necessary.
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317962/combination-of-advanced-lung-cancer-inflammation-index-and-c-reactive-protein-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-operable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Masaki Tomita, Takanori Ayabe, Ryo Maeda, Kunihide Nakamura
Background: Previous study of ours showed that advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are independent significant prognostic factors in operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Since both ALI and CRP are markers of inflammation, the aim of this study was to examine whether the combination of ALI and CRP is a prognostic indicator of resected NSCLC or not. Methods: Three hundred forty-one NSCLC patients who underwent surgery at our institution between 2008 and 2012 were included...
December 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317836/prognosis-of-patients-with-primary-malignant-main-stem-bronchial-tumors-7-418-cases-based-on-the-seer-database
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Ke Ma, Fenghao Sun, Xiaodong Yang, Shuai Wang, Lin Wang, Yulin Jin, Yu Shi, Wei Jiang, Cheng Zhan, Qun Wang
Background: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for patients with malignant main stem bronchial tumors (MBTs) and to develop a nomogram for predicting prognosis in those patients using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Method: A process was used for case screening from the SEER database. The effect of prognostic factors on survival was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test, a competing risk model, and the Cox proportional hazards regression model...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
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