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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926909/dexamethasone-implant-in-chronic-diabetic-macular-edema-resistant-to-intravitreal-ranibizumab-treatment
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Ozlem Eski Yucel, Ertugrul Can, Hilal Eser Ozturk, Hakki Birinci, Yuksel Sullu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IDI) over 6 months in eyes with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) that were resistant to intravitreal ranibizumab (IR) treatment. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Ondokuz Mayis University Hospital, Samsun, Turkey. Efficacy outcomes were considered as the change from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central macular thickness (CMT)...
December 8, 2016: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926670/clinical-and-radiographical-differences-between-thoracic-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-and-spinal-arachnoid-cyst
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Hiroaki Nakashima, Shiro Imagama, Hideki Yagi, Fumihiko Kato, Tokumi Kanemura, Koji Sato, Noriaki Kawakami, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Hisatake Yoshihara, Kenyu Ito, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case-controlled study OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and radiographical differences between thoracic idiopathic spinal cord herniation (ISCH) and spinal arachnoid cyst (SAC). SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA: ISCH and SAC are relatively rare diseases. Preoperative misdiagnose was frequently reported in both, however these clinical and radiographical differences remain unclear. METHODS: Out of 30,469 patients who underwent spinal surgery, 18 (0...
December 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926613/optimal-multidisciplinary-treatment-of-oral-cavity-mucosal-melanoma-outcome-analysis-in-a-case-series
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Francesco Perri, Salvatore Pisconti, Matteo Favia, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Manuel Conson, Mario Giuliano, Franco Ionna, Francesco Longo, Bonamonte Domenico, Eugenio Maiorano, Gianfranco Favia
Oral cavity mucosal melanomas (OCMM) represent only 3% of all malignant melanomas. Surgery is the mainstay of treatments and it is often followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. The role of adjuvant immunotherapy and/or chemotherapy is still debated and to date neither treatment is routinely used. From January 1990 to January 2010, we have collected from our database data of 20 patients with a histologically proven diagnosis of OCMM. Upfront surgery, followed by adjuvant radiotherapy was performed in 16/20 (80%) patients...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925640/diagnosis-and-management-of-distal-clavicle-osteolysis
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Steven F DeFroda, Christopher Nacca, Gregory R Waryasz, Brett D Owens
Distal clavicle osteolysis is an uncommon condition that most commonly affects weight lifters and other athletes who perform repetitive overhead activity. Although this condition most commonly presents in young active men, it is becoming increasing more common in women with the rise in popularity of body building and extreme athletics. Distal clavicle osteolysis can be debilitating, especially in those with rigorous training regimens, preventing exercise because of pain with activities such as bench presses and chest flies...
December 7, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924502/lymph-node-mapping-with-carbon-nanoparticles-and-the-risk-factors-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-gastric-cancer
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Hui Wang, Man-Man Chen, Guang-Sheng Zhu, Mao-Guang Ma, Han-Song Du, Yue-Ping Long
The study aimed to examine the applicability of carbon nanoparticles as a tracer for lymph node mapping and the related factors of lymph node and No.8p subgroup metastasis in patients with gastric cancer. Clinical data of 50 patients with gastric cancer, who had not received treatment preoperatively and underwent gastrectomy in Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Wuhan Union Hospital, between October 2014 and August 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. These patients were found to have no distant metastasis preoperatively...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924377/robot-assisted-extravesical-vesicovaginal-fistula-repair-utilizing-laparoscopically-mobilized-omental-flap-interposition
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Kara L Watts, Richard Ho, Reza Ghavamian, Nitya Abraham
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: High vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF) in the setting of good apical support are best repaired via a transabdominal approach. Laparoscopic VVF repair was first reported in 1998. Several series of robot-assisted VVF repairs have since been published. The robot-assisted approach allows repair of high apical vaginal fistulas while avoiding the morbidity of laparotomy, shortening convalescence, and facilitating the use of omental interposition flaps. This video presents the technique for robot-assisted extravesical VVF repair utilizing a laparoscopically mobilized omental flap...
December 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924251/free-vascularized-fibular-graft-transfer-in-the-reconstruction-of-defects-for-premalignant-and-malignant-musculoskeletal-conditions-of-the-femur-in-a-tertiary-care-setting-in-pakistan-a-series-of-six-cases
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Avais Raja, Hana Manzoor, Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Waqar Jan, Mamoon Rashid
OBJECTIVE: To determine the application, success and complications of the utilization of free vascularized fibular grafts (FVFG) in the reconstruction of lower limb defects after resection of primary lower limb musculoskeletal tumors. METHODOLOGY: This descriptive retrospective case series analysis was conducted at Shifa International Hospital from January 2011 to January 2016. It included patients who had premalignant and malignant conditions of the lower limb and subsequently had the lesion resected followed by FVFG surgery...
November 4, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923761/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-adult-patients-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Nitin Agarwal, D Kojo Hamilton, Alp Ozpinar, Phillip Choi, Robert Hart, Ilker Yaylali
INTRODUCTION: Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) and motor evoked potentials (MEP) are frequently used to monitor neurological function during spinal deformity surgery. The sensitivity and specificity of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) in patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in debatable. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing PSF with IONM from October 2008 to December 2012 was performed. Factors including gender, operative time and spinal levels of posterior fusion were analyzed as risk factors for intraoperative alerts...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922540/prognostic-value-of-quantitative-pet-ct-in-patients-with-a-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-and-another-primary-cancer
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Xuee Zhu, Chuanhong Liao, Bill C Penney, Feng Li, Mark K Ferguson, Cassie A Simon, Tianming Wu, Haiyan Liu, Yonglin Pu
OBJECTIVE: The staging and management of patients with newly diagnosed nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the setting of recently diagnosed other (metachronous or synchronous) primary cancer are challenging. This retrospective cohort study was carried out to test our hypothesis that baseline 2-deoxy-2-[F]fluoro-D-glucose (F-FDG) PET/CT parameters, including whole-body metabolic tumor volume (MTVWB), total lesion glycolysis (TLGWB), and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmaxWB), are associated with the overall survival (OS) of such patients...
December 2, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921286/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-to-differentiate-malignant-necrotic-lymph-node-from-benign-cystic-lesions-in-the-neck
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Peymaneh Abadi, Allan Johansen, Christian Godballe, Oke Gerke, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Anders Thomassen
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting with cystic lesions in the neck without obvious signs of malignancy constitute a diagnostic challenge since fine needle aspiration is often insufficient and a diagnosis may not be reached until surgical resection/biopsy is performed. The differential diagnosis of a cystic cervical mass comprises a variety of benign conditions, but malignancy must be ruled out. We examined the diagnostic performance of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/CT to identify malignancy...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920981/infective-endocarditis-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosed-simultaneously
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Fujiko Morita, Yuji Hirai, Kiyozumi Suzuki, Yuki Uehara, Kazunori Mitsuhashi, Atsushi Amano, Toshio Naito
Poor dentition and/or dental infection due to insufficient oral care are presumed to be risk factors for infective endocarditis (IE). We present a case of endocarditis caused by Granulicatella adiacens and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) with oral complications diagnosed simultaneously. A 67-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with fever, general fatigue, arthralgia, and back pain. She was diagnosed with primary SS according to the criteria of the American-European Consensus Group. Transthoracic echocardiography carried out to examine her persistent fever revealed vegetation formation (14 × 5 mm) on the aortic valve and her blood cultures were positive for G...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920937/conversion-technique-from-neuroendoscopy-to-microsurgery-in-ventricular-tumors-technical-note
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Pedro Henrique da C F Pinto, Flavio Nigri, Gabriel N Gobbi, Egas M Caparelli-Daquer
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tumors represent a major neurosurgical challenge, making endoscopic approach an invaluable tool as it gained importance due to technological advances. Nevertheless, the method is not exempt of risk and limitations, sometimes requiring an open surgery. Thus, initial measurements must be adopted in order to simplify an eventual need for conversion to open craniotomy. METHODS: Here, we describe a series of 6 patients with ventricular tumors approached by neuroendoscopy where the conversion to microsurgery turned out to be necessary...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919974/a-phase-ii-study-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-of-tegafur-uracil-for-patients-with-breast-cancer-with-her2-negative-pathologic-residual-invasive-disease-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Satoru Tanaka, Mitsuhiko Iwamoto, Kosei Kimura, Yuko Takahashi, Hiyoya Fujioka, Nayuko Sato, Risa Terasawa, Kanako Kawaguchi, Ayana Ikari, Tomo Tominaga, Saki Maezawa, Nodoka Umezaki, Junna Matsuda, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the need for adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with pathological residual invasive breast cancer (non-pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). We evaluated the tolerability and safety of tegafur-uracil (UFT) as adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer that resulted in non-pCR after NAC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We treated patients with 270 mg/m(2) UFT per day for 2 years after definitive surgery and radiotherapy, if necessary...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919964/implementing-the-risk-of-ovarian-malignancy-algorithm-adding-obesity-as-a-predictive-factor
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Emanuela Anastasi, Danila Capoccia, Teresa Granato, Gianfranco Silecchia, Mario Rizzello, Maria Grazia Porpora, Luigi Frati, Antonio Angeloni, Frida Leonetti
AIM: To evaluate whether obesity represents a risk factor for the onset of ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-three patients with a body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m(2) (group 1) and 130 women with a BMI of <25 kg/m(2) (group 2) were included in the study. RESULTS: A Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (ROMA) index above the cut-off (>13%) was found in 24.5% of group 1 patients, whereas a high ROMA score was identified in 5...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919916/posterior-meniscal-root-repairs-outcomes-of-an-anatomic-transtibial-pull-out-technique
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Robert F LaPrade, Lauren M Matheny, Samuel G Moulton, Evan W James, Chase S Dean
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior meniscal root tears remain underreported, and factors that may affect outcomes are unknown. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare patient-centered outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior root tears in patients <50 and ≥50 years of age. We hypothesized that improvement in function and activity level at minimum 2-year follow-up would be similar among patients <50 years of age compared with patients ≥50 years and among patients undergoing medial versus lateral root repairs...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919672/a-study-of-pre-operative-presence-of-micro-organisms-in-affected-knee-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-need-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jiang-Ming Luo, Lin Guo, Hao Chen, Peng-Fei Yang, Ran Xiong, Yang Peng, Liu Yang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate, by way of intraoperative tissue culture and pathological study, the pre-operative presence of micro-organisms in knee joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who need total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: From November 2012 to January 2014, 47 patients with RA (53 knees) who needed TKA were included in this study. Patients received routine pre-operative examination and joint fluid routine and culture. Each RA patient was match-paired with one osteoarthritis (OA) patient...
December 2, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919651/computer-assisted-skip-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Masashi Uehara, Jun Takahashi, Shugo Kuraishi, Masayuki Shimizu, Shota Ikegami, Toshimasa Futatsugi, Hiroki Oba, Hiroyuki Kato
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective single-center and single-surgeon study. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the clinical and radiological results of skip pedicle screw fixation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: At present, the generally used technique for pedicle screw fixation for the surgical correction of AIS entails inserting a pedicle screw into every segment on the corrective side and into every or every other segment on the supportive side...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919277/a-study-of-long-term-complications-associated-with-enteral-ostomy-and-their-contributory-factors
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Umesh Jayarajah, Asuramuni M P Samarasekara, Dharmabandhu N Samarasekera
BACKGROUND: Complications of ostomy significantly affect the quality of life of ostomates. There is little evidence on the rate of long-term complications in ostomates, especially from the developing countries which include Sri Lanka. This study was aimed to describe the long-term complications of enteral ostomies and their contributory factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out on 192 patients who underwent ostomy creation over a period of 5 years...
December 5, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919270/delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-air-emboli-after-open-heart-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-a-success-story
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Eva Niyibizi, Guillaume Elyes Kembi, Claude Lae, Rodrigue Pignel, Tornike Sologashvili
BACKGROUND: The current case describes a rare diagnosis of iatrogenic air emboli after elective cardiopulmonary bypass that was successfully treated with delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with good clinical evolution in spite of rare complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 years old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for post-operative management after being placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for an elective ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valvuloplasty...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919259/functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-hallux-valgus-correction-by-mini-invasive-surgery-with-reverdin-isham-and-akin-percutaneous-osteotomies-a-longitudinal-prospective-study-with-a-48-month-follow-up
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Carlo Biz, Michele Fosser, Miki Dalmau-Pastor, Marco Corradin, Maria Grazia Rodà, Roberto Aldegheri, Pietro Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) represents one of the most innovative surgical treatments of hallux valgus (HV). However, long-term outcomes still remain a matter of discussion within the orthopaedic community. The purpose of this longitudinal prospective study was to evaluate radiographic and functional outcomes in patients with mild-to-severe HV who underwent Reverdin-Isham and Akin percutaneous osteotomy, following exostosectomy and lateral release. METHODS: Eighty patients with mild-to-severe symptomatic HV were treated by MIS...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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