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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911066/-conservative-management-of-liver-trauma-and-its-complications-current-gold-standard
#1
R Gander, J A Molino, S Santiago, A Laín, G Guillén, C Giné, G Royo, S López, M Pérez, I Díez, S Cañadas, J Lloret, J Bueno
INTRODUCTION: The liver is the second most frequently involved organ in abdominal trauma in children. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics of liver traumas (LT) in children, its treatment and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with LT treated between 2010-2014. We analyzed data regarding diagnosis, conservative management (CM), complications and treatment. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients of LT with a mean age of 9...
January 25, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910715/how-do-we-measure-adherence-to-anti-tuberculosis-treatment
#2
Salomé Valencia, Montserrat León, Irene Losada, Victor G Sequera, Manuel Fernandez Quevedo, Alberto L García-Basteiro
Completion of anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatment is of paramount importance for TB patients, as well as for the global efforts of TB control. However, there is neither a gold-standard measure to monitor adherence to TB treatment nor a widely used definition for different levels of adherence. Areas covered: in this review we aim to describe the different methods used to measure patients' adherence to anti-TB treatment, identifying their main strengths and limitations, with a focus on low resource settings. Expert commentary: there is a need for continuing the quest for a low cost, reliable and acceptable measure of adherence to TB treatment...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910401/a-novel-carbon-coating-technique-for-foil-bolometers
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U A Sheikh, B P Duval, B Labit, F Nespoli
Naked foil bolometers can reflect a significant fraction of incident energy and therefore cannot be used for absolute measurements. This paper outlines a novel coating approach to address this problem by blackening the surface of gold foil bolometers using physical vapour deposition. An experimental bolometer was built containing four standard gold foil bolometers, of which two were coated with 100+ nm of carbon. All bolometers were collimated and observed the same relatively high temperature, ohmically heated plasma...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910226/successful-treatment-of-post-dural-puncture-headache-using-epidural-fibrin-glue-patch-after-persistent-failure-of-epidural-blood-patches
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Kevin Wong, Brian R Monroe
OBJECTIVES: Epidural blood patch is the gold standard for the treatment of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) when conservative treatments have failed to provide any relief. However, alternative therapies are lacking when epidural blood patch persistently fails to improve symptoms. Failure to treat PDPH may lead to significant functional impairment of daily living. Alternative therapies should be sought to accelerate recovery from PDPH. CASE REPORT: This case describes a woman who developed PDPH secondary to accidental dural puncture during a spinal cord stimulator trial...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910217/disentangling-estimands-and-the-intention-to-treat-principle
#5
Ann-Kristin Leuchs, Andreas Brandt, Jörg Zinserling, Norbert Benda
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aim at providing reliable estimates of treatment benefit. Missing data and nonadherence to treatment are distinct problems that can substantially impede this task. In practice, the fact that the handling of missing data due to nonadherence affects the question that is addressed is often ignored. Estimands allow precisely predefining the question of interest. Estimands are definitions of that which is being estimated with regard to population, endpoint, and handling of postrandomization events (eg, nonadherence)...
December 2, 2016: Pharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910025/cytogenetics-for-biological-dosimetry
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Michelle Ricoul, Tamizh Gnana-Sekaran, Laure Piqueret-Stephan, Laure Sabatier
Cytogenetics is the gold-standard in biological dosimetry for assessing a received dose of ionizing radiation. More modern techniques have recently emerged, but none are as specific as cytogenetic approaches, particularly the dicentric assay. Here, we will focus on the principal cytogenetic techniques used for biological dosimetry: the dicentric assay in metaphase cells, the micronuclei assay in binucleated cells, and the premature condensed chromosome (PCC) assay in interphase cells. New fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques (such as telomere-centromere hybridization) have facilitated the analysis of the dicentric assay and have permitted to assess the dose a long time after irradiation by translocation analysis (such as by Tri-color FISH or Multiplex-FISH)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909988/predicting-the-abuse-liability-of-entactogen-class-new-and-emerging-psychoactive-substances-via-preclinical-models-of-drug-self-administration
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Shawn M Aarde, Michael A Taffe
Animal models of drug self-administration are currently the gold standard for making predictions regarding the relative likelihood that a recreational drug substance will lead to continued use and addiction. Such models have been found to have high predictive accuracy and discriminative validity for a number of drug classes including ethanol, nicotine, opioids, and psychostimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine. Members of the entactogen class of psychostimulants (drugs that produce an "open mind state" including feelings of interpersonal closeness, intimacy and empathy) have been less frequently studied in self-administration models...
December 2, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909875/one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-why-biliary-reflux-remains-controversial
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Matthieu Bruzzi, Jean-Marc Chevallier, Sébastien Czernichow
One-anastomosis gastric bypass is an alternative to the "gold-standard" Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This technique appears to be safe and efficient, but controversy remains regarding the long-term theoretical risk of subsequent biliary reflux and its possible complications, such as cancer. The aim of the present narrative review was to summarize some of the current thoughts on biliary reflux. Research has established that exposure to chronic bile reflux in humans and rats (outside the "bariatric surgery" box) induce esophageal intestinal metaplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
December 1, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909860/tibial-hemimelia-new-classification-and-reconstructive-options
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REVIEW
Dror Paley
Tibial hemimelia is a rare congenital lower limb deficiency presenting with a wide spectrum of associated congenital anomalies, deficiencies and duplications. Reconstructive options have been limited, and the gold standard for treatment has remained amputation with prosthetic fitting. There is now a better understanding of the genetics, etiology and pathoanatomy of tibial hemimelia. Armed with this knowledge, I present here a new classification to guide treatment and prognosis and then discuss new treatment strategies and techniques for limb reconstruction based on this new classification scheme...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909833/verification-of-a-virtual-fields-method-to-extract-the-mechanical-properties-of-human-optic-nerve-head-tissues-in-vivo
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Liang Zhang, Sri Gowtham Thakku, Meghna R Beotra, Mani Baskaran, Tin Aung, James C H Goh, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Michael J A Girard
We aimed to verify a custom virtual fields method (VFM) to estimate the patient-specific biomechanical properties of human optic nerve head (ONH) tissues, given their full-field deformations induced by intraocular pressure (IOP). To verify the accuracy of VFM, we first generated 'artificial' ONH displacements from predetermined (known) ONH tissue biomechanical properties using finite element analysis. Using such deformations, if we are able to match back the known biomechanical properties, it would indicate that our VFM technique is accurate...
December 1, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909808/clinical-validation-of-a-novel-urine-based-metabolomic-test-for-the-detection-of-colonic-polyps-on-chinese-population
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Lu Deng, Hong Fang, Victor K Tso, Yuanyuan Sun, Rae R Foshaug, Spencer C Krahn, Fen Zhang, Yujie Yan, Huilin Xu, David Chang, Yong Zhang, Richard N Fedorak
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in China. When detected early, with the removal of adenomatous polyps, precursors of colorectal cancer, it is preventable. The aim of this study was to evaluate a novel urine-based metabolomic diagnostic test for the detection of adenomatous polyps, PolypDx™, that was originally developed and validated using 1000 samples from Canadian Cohort, on Chinese population. METHODS: Prospective urine samples were collected from 1000 participants undergoing colonoscopy examination, from March 2013 to July 2014 at Minhang District, Shanghai Centre for Disease Control and Prevention...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909613/the-novel-laparoscopic-training-3d-model-in-urology-with-surgical-anatomic-remarks-fresh-frozen-cadaveric-tissue
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REVIEW
Emre Huri, Mehmet Ezer, Eddie Chan
Laparoscopic surgery is routinely used to treat many urological conditions and it is the gold standard treatment option for many surgeries such as radical nephrectomy. Due to the difficulty of learning, laparoscopic training should start outside the operating room. Although it is a very different model of laparoscopic training; the aim of this review is to show the value of human cadaveric model for laparoscopic training and present our experience in this area. Fresh frozen cadaveric model in laparoscopic training, dry lab, cadaveric model, animal models and computer based simulators are the most commonly used models for laparoscopic training...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909213/hammertoe-correction-with-k-wire-fixation-compared-with-percutaneous-correction
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Mustafa Yassin, Avraham Garti, Eyal Heller, Dror Robinson
BACKGROUND: Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation for correction of hammertoe deformity is the gold standard for hammertoe surgery fixation, the current study compares it to percutaneous surgery with 3M Coban dressings. METHODS: All hammertoe corrections performed were retrospectively reviewed. For the K-wire fixation group: resection arthroplasty of the proximal interphalangeal joint was performed and fixed with a K-wire. The percutaneous technique used involved percutaneous diaphyseal osteotomy of the middle and proximal phalanges combined with tendon release...
November 30, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908819/endovascular-treatment-of-a-traumatic-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-an-eight-year-old-patient-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Maen Aboul Hosn, Rachael Nicholson, Joseph Turek, William J Sharp, Luigi Pascarella
Traumatic aortic injuries in children and adolescents are rare. Although endovascular repair has become the preferred approach for such injuries in adults, open repair has endured as the gold standard in children owing mainly to the smaller aortic and access vessel diameter and the scarcity of long term follow up data. We report a successful endovascular repair of a traumatic thoracic aortic injury in an eight year old girl using a Zenith Alpha thoracic endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind). We also review the literature on endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric population...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908517/small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-normal-findings-and-normal-variants-of-the-small-bowel
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REVIEW
Marco Pennazio, Emanuele Rondonotti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) remains the gold standard for practice for the diagnosis of small bowel disorders. A rather challenging task, for those who start to use this diagnostic modality, is the recognition of the typical anatomic landmarks and the distinction of normal small bowel anatomy from abnormal findings. The reader of SBCE images may also often encounter unusual views of the normal anatomy as well as various artifacts that need to be distinguished from pathologic findings. Experience gained through standard endoscopy is invaluable to the interpretation of capsule examinations; however, formalized training and credentialing in reading competency are essential...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908370/graft-use-in-bulbar-urethroplasty
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REVIEW
Mya E Levy, Sean P Elliott
The gold standard for bulbar urethroplasty has been excision and primary anastomosis. Application of this approach is generally limited to strictures that are 2 cm or less in the bulbar urethra due to penile shortening. Strictures greater than 2 cm are successfully treated with augmentation urethroplasty wherein the narrowed segment is not excised but widened with the use of a skin flap or a tissue graft. Buccal mucosa is the most prevalent tissue for bulbar urethral stricture repair for strictures greater than 2 cm...
February 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908348/nt-probnp-the-gold-standard-biomarker-in-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Paul M McKie, John C Burnett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908334/antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-management-of-sepsis
#18
REVIEW
Michael S Pulia, Robert Redwood, Brian Sharp
Sepsis represents a unique clinical dilemma with regard to antimicrobial stewardship. The standard approach to suspected sepsis in the emergency department centers on fluid resuscitation and timely broad-spectrum antimicrobials. The lack of gold standard diagnostics and evolving definitions for sepsis introduce a significant degree of diagnostic uncertainty that may raise the potential for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing. Intervention bundles that combine traditional quality improvement strategies with emerging electronic health record-based clinical decision support tools and rapid molecular diagnostics represent the most promising approach to enhancing antimicrobial stewardship in the management of suspected sepsis in the emergency department...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908286/cost-analysis-of-large-scale-implementation-of-the-helping-babies-breathe-newborn-resuscitation-training-program-in-tanzania
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Sumona Chaudhury, Lauren Arlington, Shelby Brenan, Allan Kaijunga Kairuki, Amunga Robson Meda, Kahabi G Isangula, Victor Mponzi, Dunstan Bishanga, Erica Thomas, Georgina Msemo, Mary Azayo, Alice Molinier, Brett D Nelson
BACKGROUND: Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) has become the gold standard globally for training birth-attendants in neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings in efforts to reduce early newborn asphyxia and mortality. The purpose of this study was to do a first-ever activity-based cost-analysis of at-scale HBB program implementation and initial follow-up in a large region of Tanzania and evaluate costs of national scale-up as one component of a multi-method external evaluation of the implementation of HBB at scale in Tanzania...
December 1, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908253/assessment-of-bone-quality-in-osteoporosis-treatment-with-bone-anabolic-agents-really-something-new
#20
Fabio Massimo Ulivieri, Renata Caudarella, Marzia Camisasca, Daniela Maria Cabrini, Ilaria Merli, Carmelo Messina, Luca Petruccio Piodi
Osteoporosis is a chronic pathologic condition, particularly of the elderly, in which a reduction of bone mineral density (BMD) weakens bone, leading to the so-called fragility fractures, most often of spine and femur. The gold standard exam for the quantitative measurement of BMD is the dual X-ray photon absorptiometry (DXA), a radiological method. However, a relevant number of fragility fractures occurs in the range of normal BMD values, meaning that also qualitative aspects of bone play a role, namely bone architecture and bone geometry...
December 1, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
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