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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538948/exploring-audiologists-language-and-hearing-aid-uptake-in-initial-rehabilitation-appointments
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Anna Sciacca, Carly Meyer, Katie Ekberg, Caitlin Barr, Louise Hickson
Purpose: The study aimed (a) to profile audiologists' language during the diagnosis and management planning phase of hearing assessment appointments and (b) to explore associations between audiologists' language and patients' decisions to obtain hearing aids. Method: Sixty-two audiologist-patient dyads participated. Patient participants were aged 55 years or older. Hearing assessment appointments were audiovisually recorded and transcribed for analysis. Audiologists' language was profiled using two measures: general language complexity and use of jargon...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538928/the-challenge-of-the-approach-to-oral-cancer-in-primary-health-care
#2
Luiz Roberto Augusto Noro, Jordânia Rodrigues Landim, Mychele Cavalcante de Andrade Martins, Yuliana Castro Ponciano Lima
The aim of this study was to understand the performance of dentists in public health about mouth cancer. A cross-sectional study was performed whit 121 dentists from Fortaleza Health Department, interviewed through a semi-structured questionnaire. The study did not identify statistically significant difference regarding the ability to perform biopsy by gender, year of graduation, expertise or time of public service. Only 22 professionals (18.2%) reported being able to perform biopsies and 13 (10.7%) would do so at the Family Health Unit...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538748/quality-of-life-considerations-and-pain-management-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#3
Gregor Be Jemec
All skin diseases involve some element of stigmatization and psychosocial consequence for the individual patient, but few, if any, skin diseases can match the impact of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) on the patient. The inflamed lesions progressing to noninflamed nodules and abscesses are not only perceived as unclean and stigmatizing by the patients, but also cause pain and scarring making this inflammatory skin disorder unique. It is obvious that the disease has a significant negative impact on the patients' quality of life (QOL)...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538673/breast-cancer-exploring-the-facts-and-holistic-needs-during-and-beyond-treatment
#4
REVIEW
Zhi Xuan Ng, Mei Shan Ong, Tamilarasi Jegadeesan, Shuo Deng, Celestial T Yap
Breast cancer patients face challenges throughout the journey of diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment, and recovery. The breast cancer patient is exposed to a multidisciplinary team including doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, and psychologists. While the team assembled together aims to address multiple facets in breast cancer care, the sub-specialized nature of individual professional practices may constrain the overview of patients' holistic needs and a comprehensive approach to cancer management. This paper aims to provide an overview of the holistic needs of breast cancer patients at each stage of their cancer journey, addressing their complex physical, psychological, and social needs...
May 24, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538622/towards-precision-medicine-accurate-predictive-modeling-of-infectious-complications-in-combat-casualties
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Christopher J Dente, Matthew Bradley, Seth Schobel, Beverly Gaucher, Timothy Buchman, Allan D Kirk, Eric Elster
BACKGROUND: The biomarker profile of trauma patients may allow for the creation of models to assist bedside decision making & prediction of complications. We sought to determine the utility of modeling in the prediction of bacteremia & pneumonia in combat casualties. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational trial of patients with complex wounds treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2007-2012). Tissue, serum and wound effluent samples were collected during operative interventions until wound closure...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538597/surgical-management-of-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-in-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-a-systematic-review
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Nicole Williams, Peter Cundy, Deborah Eastwood
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic Review OBJECTIVE.: To determine the indications and outcomes for surgical treatment of thoracolumbar kyphosis in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) in order to define future studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Improvements in the medical treatment of MPS have increased lifespan and improved quality of life for many patients, but with no effect on thoracolumbar kyphosis. A greater number of these challenging patients may now be considered spinal surgical candidates...
May 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538578/total-abdominal-wall-transplantation-an-anatomical-study-and-classification-system
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David Light, Neilendu Kundu, Risal Djohan, Cristiano Quintini, Namita Gandhi, Brian R Gastman, Richard Drake, Maria Siemionow, James E Zins
BACKGROUND: Candidates for multivisceral transplantation present with complex defects often beyond traditional reconstructive options. In this study, the authors describe a dissection technique for a total abdominal wall vascularized composite flap. In addition, the authors suggest a classification system for complex abdominal wall defects. METHODS: Forty fresh, cadaveric hemiabdomens were dissected, with care taken to preserve the iliofemoral, deep circumflex iliac, superficial circumflex iliac, deep inferior epigastric, and superficial inferior epigastric arteries and corresponding veins...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538563/the-six-step-lower-blepharoplasty-using-fractionated-fat-to-enhance-blending-of-the-lid-cheek-junction
#8
Ronnie A Pezeshk, David A Sieber, Rod J Rohrich
Lower lid blepharoplasty is one of the most complex procedures performed by plastic surgeons and may cause significant long-term sequelae, including inadequate aesthetic outcomes if not performed with a thorough understanding of anatomy and proper technique. The authors' practice is consistently evolving to deliver the highest quality results for their patients. The purpose of this article is to introduce an additional sixth step to the lower lid blepharoplasty procedure involving the targeted injection of fractionated fat to better blend the lid-cheek junction...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538559/a-review-of-101-consecutive-subcutaneous-mastectomies-and-male-chest-contouring-using-the-concentric-circular-and-free-nipple-graft-techniques-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
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Aaron D C Knox, Adelyn L Ho, Leslie Leung, Sally Hynes, A Yashar Tashakkor, Yoon Soo Park, Sheina A Macadam, Cameron C Bowman
BACKGROUND: Many techniques exist for subcutaneous mastectomy in female-to-male transgender patients. The authors review outcomes for two techniques and present an algorithm to aid surgeons in technique selection. METHODS: One hundred one consecutive female-to-male transgender patients undergoing subcutaneous mastectomy using the concentric circular or free nipple graft technique were retrospectively reviewed. An algorithm for procedure selection was created using classification and regression tree analysis...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538551/principles-of-breast-re-reduction-a-reappraisal
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Raakhi M Mistry, Susan E MacLennan, Elizabeth J Hall-Findlay
BACKGROUND: This article examines outcomes following breast re-reduction surgery using a random pattern blood supply to the nipple and vertical scar reduction. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent bilateral breast re-reduction surgery performed by a single surgeon over a 12-year period. Patient demographics, surgical technique, and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Ninety patients underwent breast re-reduction surgery...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538548/comparison-of-outcomes-with-tissue-expander-immediate-implant-and-autologous-breast-reconstruction-in-greater-than-1000-nipple-sparing-mastectomies
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Jordan D Frey, Mihye Choi, Ara A Salibian, Nolan S Karp
BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomy permits complete preservation of the nipple-areola complex with excellent aesthetic results and with oncologic safety similar to that associated with traditional mastectomy techniques. However, outcomes have not been directly compared for tissue expander-, immediate implant-, and autologous tissue-based breast reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy. METHODS: All patients undergoing nipple-sparing mastectomy from 2006 to June of 2016 were identified at a single institution...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538532/identification-and-management-of-obese-patients-in-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-clinic
#12
Natalia Davila, Joy Vess, Emily E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a complex healthcare problem that affects all aspects of a child's health. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Expert Committee recommends that all children be evaluated for current medical conditions including the risk for obesity by identifying elevated body mass index (BMI), physical activity habits, and diet. Childhood obesity is defined as a BMI of 95th percentile or greater on standardized age-based growth charts. Abdominal and visceral fat mass has a negative effect on bone formation during childhood and adolescence...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538417/clinical-and-electrocardiographic-characteristics-of-infarctional-ventricular-ectopic-beats-an-observational-study
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Yuechun Li, Shi Zhe-Wei, Zheng Cheng, Chen Guang-Yi, Zhou De-Pu, Li Xiao-Wei, Guan Xueqiang, Lin Jiafeng, Chen Peng
The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical and electrocardiographic characteristics of infarctional ventricular ectopic beats (IVEBs).Thirty-eight acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with IVEB and 109 AMI patients without IVEB were analyzed. The morphological changes of QRS complex, ST segment, and T wave were compared to IVEB with sinus rhythm from the same period and fully evolved phase.An IVEB QRS complex often revealed the right bundle branch block morphology, in addition to Q wave AMI; no-Q wave AMI also had IVEB...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538374/a-systematic-review-of-the-keystone-design-perforator-island-flap-in-lower-extremity-defects
#14
Jiuzuo Huang, Nanze Yu, Xiao Long, Xiaojun Wang
BACKGROUND: The keystone design perforator island flap is useful for the reconstruction of lower extremity defects. We performed a systematic review with the objective of identifying complication rates associated with using the keystone design perforator island flap to treat such defects. METHODS: The MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched from January 2003 to August 2016 for articles describing keystone design perforator island flaps in lower extremities...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538367/identifying-mirna-mrna-regulation-network-of-chronic-pancreatitis-based-on-the-significant-functional-expression
#15
Dan Wang, Lei Xin, Jin-Huan Lin, Zhuan Liao, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Fei Jiang, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the underlying molecular mechanism and potential molecular biomarkers of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and construct a miRNA-mRNA regulation network. METHODS: To explore the involvement of miRNAs in CP, we downloaded the miRNA and mRNA expression profiles of CP patients and healthy controls and identified the differentially expressed miRNAs and genes. Functional analysis was conducted and significant pathways were utilized...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538217/the-significance-of-glandular-cells-on-conventional-cervicovaginal-smears-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-coastal-india
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Pooja K Suresh, Hema Kini, Jessica Minal, Neha Dhavalpure, Sridevi H Basavaiah, Deepa S Adiga, Laveena Maben
INTRODUCTION: Glandular lesions of the female genital tract (FGT) are quite uncommon compared to squamous lesions. Their cytological diagnosis is difficult because of their architectural and cytological complexity, as well as the lack of experience of many cytopathologists in this field. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of Papanicolaou (Pap) smears in the diagnosis of glandular FGT lesions. METHODOLOGY: All Pap smears reported during the period of January 2012 to December 2013 were retrieved...
May 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538134/trial-of-cannabidiol-for-drug-resistant-seizures-in-the-dravet-syndrome
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Orrin Devinsky, J Helen Cross, Linda Laux, Eric Marsh, Ian Miller, Rima Nabbout, Ingrid E Scheffer, Elizabeth A Thiele, Stephen Wright
BACKGROUND: The Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder that is associated with drug-resistant seizures and a high mortality rate. We studied cannabidiol for the treatment of drug-resistant seizures in the Dravet syndrome. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned 120 children and young adults with the Dravet syndrome and drug-resistant seizures to receive either cannabidiol oral solution at a dose of 20 mg per kilogram of body weight per day or placebo, in addition to standard antiepileptic treatment...
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538063/analysis-of-scalp-and-forehead-injuries-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Kelly B Currie, Phillip Ross, Peter Collister, Raffi Gurunluoglu
Traumatic scalp and forehead injuries are frequently encountered in the acute setting in Level I trauma centers. This is a Level IV Therapeutic/Care Management article describing a retrospective review that analyzed a single Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon's experience treating these injuries in patients, over an 8-year period from 2006 to 2014. Fewer complications were seen in patients treated within 7 days of injury. When treating these patients, a surgeon should possess several key attributes. The ability to perform adequate primary debridement, knowledge, and familiarity with the intricate anatomy in this region, and experience with simple and complex reconstructive algorithms-are all crucial to obtaining optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes in this anatomic region...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538056/engaging-all-employees-in-efforts-to-achieve-high-reliability
#19
Anne Marie Benedicto
DRAMATIC AND NUMEROUS advances in science, technology, and medicine provide new opportunities to keep people healthy as well as to diagnose, treat, and cure disease. Unfortunately, increasing complexity increases opportunities for mistakes and errors, particularly in healthcare organizations as they struggle to prevent patient harm (). Safety problems persist and harm to patients continues despite widespread attention to the need for improvement ().An engaged and empowered workforce is critical to improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes, and correcting unsafe conditions ()...
July 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538051/mobius-syndrome-a-35-year-single-institution-experience
#20
Philip K McClure, Eray Kilinc, Scott Oishi, Anthony I Riccio, Lori A Karol
BACKGROUND: Mobius syndrome is a rare syndrome that is known to be associated with a variety of orthopaedic conditions including scoliosis, clubfoot, transverse limb deficiencies, Poland syndrome, and a myriad of hand conditions. To date, no large series exist to characterize the orthopaedic manifestations of Mobius syndrome. METHODS: Medical records at a single tertiary pediatric institution were reviewed for all patients diagnosed with Mobius syndrome from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2015...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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