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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231605/endonasal-versus-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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REVIEW
Lona Jawaheer, Caroline J MacEwen, Deepa Anijeet
BACKGROUND: A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) procedure aims to restore drainage of tears by bypassing a blockage in the nasolacrimal duct, through the creation of a bony ostium that allows communication between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. It can be performed using endonasal or external approaches. The comparative success rates of these two approaches have not yet been established and this review aims to evaluate the relevant up-to-date research. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this review is to compare the success rates of endonasal DCR with that of external DCR...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230324/effects-of-short-term-energy-restriction-on-liver-lipid-content-and-inflammatory-status-in-severely-obese-adults-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-rct-using-two-dietary-approaches
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Emma L Baldry, Guruprasad P Aithal, Philip Kaye, Iskandar R Idris, Andrew Bennett, Paul C Leeder, Ian A Macdonald
Short-term very low energy diets (VLED) are used in clinical practice prior to bariatric surgery, however, regimens vary and outcomes for a short intervention are unclear. We examined the effect of two VLEDs; a food-based diet (FD) and meal replacement plan (MRP) (LighterLife) over two weeks in a randomised controlled trial (RCT). We collected clinical and anthropometric data, fasting blood samples, and dietary evaluation questionnaires. Surgeons took liver biopsies and made a visual assessment of the liver...
February 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223259/use-of-an-antiepileptic-drug-to-control-epileptic-seizures-associated-with-cranioplasty-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Fei Chen, Yaqi Duan, Yongqin Li, Wenjie Han, Weilei Shi, Weiwei Zhang, Yonghua Huang
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common complication of cranioplasty. The present study was designed to explore the clinical effect of prophylactic anti-epilepsy drugs (AED) to control epileptic seizures associated with cranioplasty. METHODS: and design: This trial was a prospective, randomized, open-label, single-centre, active controlled study designed to investigate the use of antiepileptic drug to control epileptic seizures associated with cranioplasty. We tested the necessity and methods of drug use...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221665/totally-percutaneous-versus-surgical-cut-down-femoral-artery-access-for-elective-bifurcated-abdominal-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
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REVIEW
Madelaine Gimzewska, Alexander Ir Jackson, Su Ern Yeoh, Mike Clarke
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a vascular condition with significant risk attached, particularly if they rupture. It is, therefore, critical to identify and repair these as an elective procedure before they rupture and require emergency surgery. Repair has traditionally been an open surgical technique that required a large incision across the abdomen. Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs (EVARs) are now a common alternative. In this procedure, the common femoral artery is exposed via a cut-down approach and a graft introduced to the aneurysm in this way...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218557/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-7-occlusion-in-5-year-olds-according-to-the-huddart-and-bodenham-index
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Agneta Karsten, Agneta Marcusson, Kirsti Hurmerinta, Arja Heliövaara, Annelise Küseler, Pål Skaare, Haydn Bellardie, Elisabeth Rønning, William Shaw, Kirsten Mølsted, Paul Sæle, Eli Brinck, Sara Rizell, Midia Najal Chalier, Philip Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Good dentofacial development and good occlusion are main goals in the treatment of UCLP. The aim was to evaluate dental occlusion at age 5 years with the Huddart and Bodenham index after four different protocols of primary surgery for UCLP. DESIGN: Three parallel randomised controlled trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK. METHODS: Three different surgical procedures for primary palatal repair (Arms B, C, and D) were tested against a common procedure (Arm A) in the total cohort of 448 children born with non-syndromic UCLP...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213593/randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-placebo-controlled-study-to-evaluate-the-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-of-vvz-149-injections-for-postoperative-pain-following-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, Darin J Correll, Xiaodong Bao, Natacha Zamor, Jose L Zeballos, Yi Zhang, Mark J Young, Johanna Ledley, Jessica Sorace, Kristen Eng, Carlyle P Hamsher, Rajivan Maniam, Jonathan W Chin, Becky Tsui, Sunyoung Cho, Doo H Lee
INTRODUCTION: In spite of advances in understanding and technology, postoperative pain remains poorly treated for a significant number of patients. In colorectal surgery, the need for developing novel analgesics is especially important. Patients after bowel surgery are assessed for rapid return of bowel function and opioids worsen ileus, nausea and constipation. We describe a prospective, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a novel analgesic drug, VVZ -149, is safe and effective in improving pain compared with providing opioid analgesia alone among adults undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209296/best-time-to-assess-complete-clinical-response-after-chemoradiotherapy-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anus-act-ii-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Robert Glynne-Jones, David Sebag-Montefiore, Helen M Meadows, David Cunningham, Rubina Begum, Fawzi Adab, Kim Benstead, Robert J Harte, Jill Stewart, Sandy Beare, Allan Hackshaw, Latha Kadalayil
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for anal cancer recommend assessment of response at 6-12 weeks after starting treatment. Using data from the ACT II trial, we determined the optimum timepoint to assess clinical tumour response after chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: The previously reported ACT II trial was a phase 3 randomised trial of patients of any age with newly diagnosed, histologically confirmed, squamous cell carcinoma of the anus without metastatic disease from 59 centres in the UK...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203369/is-endovascular-treatment-with-multilayer-flow-modulator-stent-insertion-a-safe-alternative-to-open-surgery-for-high-risk-patients-with-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Carolline Pinto, George Garas, Leanne Harling, Ara Darzi, Roberto Casula, Thanos Athanasiou
A best evidence topic in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether endovascular treatment with multilayer flow modulator stents (MFMS) can be considered a safe alternative to open surgery for high-risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). Altogether 27 papers were identified using the reported search, of which 11 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study limitations are tabulated...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197792/laparoscopic-lavage-versus-surgical-resection-for-acute-diverticulitis-with-generalised-peritonitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
R Cirocchi, S Di Saverio, D G Weber, R Taboła, I Abraha, J Randolph, A Arezzo, G A Binda
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates current evidence on the therapeutic role of laparoscopic lavage in the management of diverticular peritonitis. A systematic review of the literature was performed on PubMed until June 2016, according to preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. All randomised controlled trials comparing laparoscopic lavage with surgical resection, irrespective of anastomosis or stoma formation, were analysed. After assessment of titles and full text, 3 randomised trials fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
February 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196063/long-term-results-and-recurrence-patterns-from-scope-1-a-phase-ii-iii-randomised-trial-of-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-cetuximab-in-oesophageal-cancer
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T Crosby, C N Hurt, S Falk, S Gollins, J Staffurth, R Ray, J A Bridgewater, J I Geh, D Cunningham, J Blazeby, R Roy, T Maughan, G Griffiths, S Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: The SCOPE-1 study tested the role of adding cetuximab to conventional definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT), and demonstrated greater toxicity and worse survival outcomes. We present the long-term outcomes and patterns of recurrence. METHODS: SCOPE-1 was a phase II/III trial in which patients were randomised to cisplatin 60 mg m(-2) (day 1) and capecitabine 625 mg m(-2) bd (days 1-21) for four cycles +/- cetuximab 400 mg m(-2) day 1 then by 250 mg m(-2) weekly...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187051/kinetics-of-plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-lung-injury-in-surgical-patients-with-or-without-postoperative-pulmonary-complications
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Ary Serpa Neto, Pedro P Z A Campos, Sabrine N T Hemmes, Lieuwe D Bos, Thomas Bluth, Marion Ferner, Andreas Güldner, Markus W Hollmann, Inmaculada India, Thomas Kiss, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann, Juraj Sprung, Demet Sulemanji, Carmen Unzueta, Marcos F Vidal Melo, Toby N Weingarten, Anita M Tuip-de Boer, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are common after major abdominal surgery. The kinetics of plasma biomarkers could improve identification of patients developing PPCs, but the kinetics may depend on intraoperative ventilator settings. OBJECTIVE: To test whether the kinetics of plasma biomarkers are capable of identifying patients who will develop PPCs, and whether the kinetics depend on the intraoperative level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186932/descriptive-analysis-of-a-1-1-physiotherapy-outpatient-intervention-post-primary-lumbar-discectomy-one-arm-of-a-small-scale-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial-across-two-uk-sites
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A Rushton, A Calcutt, N Heneghan, A Heap, L White, M Calvert, P Goodwin
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of high-quality evidence for physiotherapy post lumbar discectomy. Substantial heterogeneity in treatment effects may be explained by variation in quality, administration and components of interventions. An optimised physiotherapy intervention may reduce heterogeneity and improve patient benefit. The objective was to describe, analyse and evaluate an optimised 1:1 physiotherapy outpatient intervention for patients following primary lumbar discectomy, to provide preliminary insights...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186383/cranberry-capsules-to-prevent-nosocomial-urinary-tract-bacteriuria-after-pelvic-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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V Letouzey, D Ulrich, C Demattei, S Alonso, S Huberlant, J-P Lavigne, R de Tayrac
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether cranberries are able to prevent postoperative urinary bacteriuria in patients undergoing pelvic surgery and receiving transurethral catheterisation. DESIGN: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTINGS: French tertiary Care centre, University Hospital. POPULATION: A total of 272 women undergoing pelvic surgery aged 18 or older. METHODS: Participants undergoing pelvic surgery were randomised to 36 mg cranberry (proanthocyanidins, PAC) or placebo once daily for 10 days...
February 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182535/prevention-of-postsurgical-wound-dehiscence-after-abdominal-surgery-with-npwt-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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K Sandy-Hodgetts, G D Leslie, R Parsons, N Zeps, K Carville
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the prevention of postoperative surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) is the subject of much debate and remains to be determined. This study will identify individuals at risk of postoperative SWD and trial the use of NPWT as a prophylactic measure against the occurrence of SWD, compared with a non-NPWT standard surgical dressing (SSD). METHOD: A prospective multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing NPWT dressing against standard surgical dressings (SSD) will be conducted...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179032/management-of-inverted-papilloma-review
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B Attlmayr, S G Derbyshire, A V Kasbekar, A C Swift
BACKGROUND: Inverted papilloma is the most common benign tumour affecting the nose. There is a high rate of recurrence and a potential of malignant transformation. This review article aimed to identify the best available management of this pathology today. METHOD: A systematic review of the current English-language literature was performed. Only original articles with a minimum follow up of one year and an average follow up of two years were included. RESULTS: A total of 1385 patients from 16 case series were identified...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176188/adalimumab-for-treating-moderate-to-severe-hidradenitis-suppurativa-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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REVIEW
Paul Tappenden, Christopher Carroll, John W Stevens, Andrew Rawdin, Sabine Grimm, Mark Clowes, Eva Kaltenthaler, John R Ingram, Fiona Collier, Mohammad Ghazavi
As part of its single technology appraisal (STA) process, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of adalimumab (AbbVie) to submit evidence on the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of adalimumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). The appraisal assessed adalimumab as monotherapy in adult patients with an inadequate response to conventional systemic HS therapy. The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group was commissioned to act as the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG)...
February 7, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166751/improving-adherence-to-colorectal-cancer-surveillance-guidelines-results-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mariko Carey, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Finlay Macrae, Emilie Cameron, David Hill, Catherine D'Este, Christopher Doran
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors are at increased risk of developing the disease again. Surveillance guidelines are aimed at maximising the early detection of recurring or new cancers and pre-cancerous polyps. The frequency and type of surveillance recommended depends on the type of treatment for the initial CRC, the extent of colonoscopic investigation prior to treatment and the results of previous surveillance tests. This paper aimed to test the effect of a paper-based educational intervention to improve adherence to colonoscopy following treatment for colorectal cancer...
February 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164779/hyaluronic-acid-for-post-sinus-surgery-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
E Fong, M Garcia, C M Woods, E Ooi
BACKGROUND: Wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery may result in adhesion formation. Hyaluronic acid may prevent synechiae development. A systematic review was performed to evaluate the current evidence on the clinical efficacy of hyaluronic acid applied to the nasal cavity after sinus surgery. METHODS: Studies using hyaluronic acid as an adjunct treatment following endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis were identified. The primary outcome was adhesion formation rates...
January 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163000/peri-operative-chemotherapy-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-operable-oesophagogastric-adenocarcinoma-uk-medical-research-council-st03-primary-analysis-results-of-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-2-3-trial
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David Cunningham, Sally P Stenning, Elizabeth C Smyth, Alicia F Okines, William H Allum, Sam Rowley, Laura Stevenson, Heike I Grabsch, Derek Alderson, Thomas Crosby, S Michael Griffin, Wasat Mansoor, Fareeda Y Coxon, Stephen J Falk, Suzanne Darby, Kate A Sumpter, Jane M Blazeby, Ruth E Langley
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative chemotherapy and surgery is a standard of care for patients with resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, improves the proportion of patients responding to treatment in advanced gastric cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding bevacizumab to peri-operative chemotherapy in patients with resectable gastric, oesophagogastric junction, or lower oesophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, open-label phase 2-3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18 years and older with histologically proven, resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma from 87 UK hospitals and cancer centres...
February 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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