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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088217/surgical-treatment-of-upper-cervical-spine-metastases-a-retrospective-study-of-39-cases
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Jian Yang, Qi Jia, Dongyu Peng, Wei Wan, Nanzhe Zhong, Yan Lou, Xiaopan Cai, Zhipeng Wu, Chenglong Zhao, Xinghai Yang, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of upper cervical spine metastases are controversial up to now. By summarizing and analyzing the clinical data of the upper cervical spine involved metastases treated surgically in our center, we mainly aimed to investigate the surgical decisions and outcomes so as to provide more references for the clinical treatment of this special and complex spine metastasis. METHODS: We evaluated the patients' pre- and post-operative neck pain and neurologic function with paired t test, followed by the statistics of the selection of surgical approaches, ways of reconstruction, and related complications...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088193/invasive-cardiac-lipoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jason D'Souza, Rajesh Shah, Aamer Abbass, Jeremy R Burt, Aditya Goud, Chanukya Dahagam
BACKGROUND: Cardiac lipomas are rare benign tumors of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and are thus most often diagnosed on autopsies. Symptoms, when present, depend upon the location within the heart. Typical locations are the endocardium of the right atrium and the left ventricle. Diagnostic modality of choice is cardiac MRI. Treatment guidelines have not yet been established due to the very low prevalence of these tumors and are thus guided by the patient's symptomatology. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an invasive cardiac lipoma, wherein the initial symptom of the patient was shortness of breath...
January 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087179/value-of-serum-n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-asymptomatic-structural-heart-disease-in-taiwanese-population-comparisons-with-current-esc-guidelines
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Ta-Chuan Hung, Kuang-Te Wang, Chun-Ho Yun, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Tung-Hsin Wu, Hiram G Bezerra, Hsiao-Yang Cheng, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structural or functional anomalies in pre-clinical, asymptomatic Asian populations has not been well identified. METHODS: From October 2005 to March 2008, we enrolled consecutive asymptomatic adults with preserved global left ventricular (LV) function (ejection fraction>50%) who underwent annual cardiovascular health survey. Circulating NT-proBNP was used to identify echo-defined cardiac structural/functional anomalies and compared to current recommended cut-off from the European Society of Heart Failure...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087105/left-ventricular-assist-device-outcomes-based-on-flow-configuration-and-pre-operative-left-ventricular-dimension-an-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-analysis
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Palak Shah, Sarah Birk, Simon Maltais, John Stulak, Angelo Elmi, Francis D Pagani, Jennifer A Cowger
BACKGROUND: Axial configuration (AC) and centrifugal configuration (CC) left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have different flow characteristics, and whether the interaction between device flow configuration and the pre-operative left ventricular internal diastolic diameter (LVIDD) mediates adverse events after LVAD implantation is unknown. METHODS: We queried 9,424 continuous-flow LVAD recipients who received LVADs from April 2008 to June of 2015 in the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086966/predictive-value-of-non-fasting-remnant-cholesterol-for-short-term-outcome-of-diabetics-with-new-onset-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Feng Hong, Xiao-Ni Yan, Zhen-Hua Lu, Ying Fan, Fei Ye, Qiong Wu, Song-Hui Luo, Bo Yang, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The relationship between non-fasting remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular outcome in the era of potent statin therapy remained to be elucidated. METHODS: A cohort study of three hundred and twenty eight diabetics diagnosed with new-onset stable coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary angiography were enrolled. All cases were followed up for an average duration of twelve months. The association between baseline remnant cholesterol levels and major cardiovascular outcomes were evaluated using the receivers operating characteristic (ROC) curves and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086913/correction-of-irregular-and-induced-regular-corneal-astigmatism-with-toric-iol-after-posterior-segment-surgery-a-case-series
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Bence L Kolozsvári, Gergely Losonczy, Dorottya Pásztor, Mariann Fodor
BACKGROUND: Toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation can be an effective method for correcting corneal astigmatism in patients with vitreoretinal diseases and cataract. Our purpose is to report the outcome of toric IOL implantation in two cases - a patient with scleral-buckle-induced regular corneal astigmatism and a patient with keratoconus following pars plana vitrectomy. As far as we are aware, there are no reported cases of toric IOL implantation in a vitrectomized eye with keratoconus nor of toric IOL implantation in patients with scleral-buckle-induced regular corneal astigmatism...
January 13, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086849/successful-outcome-following-pneumonectomy-in-a-teenage-boy-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Zheyi Liew, Santosh Mallikarjuna, Asif Hasan, F Kate Gould, Su Bunn, Matthew F Thomas, Jim L Lordan, Christopher O'Brien, Malcolm Brodlie
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis lung disease is generally a diffuse process however rarely one lung may become particularly damaged through chronic collapse and consolidation resulting in end-stage bronchiectasis with relative sparing of the contralateral lung. This clinical situation is sometimes referred to as "destroyed lung". Lung resection surgery is seldom indicated in cystic fibrosis and the associated medical literature is relatively sparse. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14 year old boy was referred to our centre for lung transplantation assessment...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081584/-mini-open-approach-shows-good-results-in-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Stephanie Maria Kirschbaum, Frank Sitterlee, Carsten Perka, Michael Müller
Background Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) describes a painful, abnormal (bony) contact between the femoral neck and acetabulum, which, if left untreated, contributes to early osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Despite its flat learning curve and long operation times, hip arthroscopy has been used increasingly often in recent years in the surgery of femoroacetabular impingement. The mini-open technique (MOT) offers a possible alternative that addresses the abnormal morphological prominence and allows minimally invasive clearance of hip motion...
January 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081506/investigation-of-ozone-and-peroxone-impacts-on-natural-organic-matter-character-and-biofiltration-performance-using-fluorescence-spectroscopy
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Nicolás M Peleato, Balsher Singh Sidhu, Raymond L Legge, Robert C Andrews
Impacts of ozonation alone as well as an advanced oxidation process of ozone plus hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 + O3) on organic matter prior to and following biofiltration were studied at pilot-scale. Three biofilters were operated in parallel to assess the effects of varying pre-treatment types and dosages. Conventionally treated water (coagulation/flocculation/sedimentation) was fed to one control biofilter, while the remaining two received water with varying applied doses of O3 or H2O2 + O3. Changes in organic matter were characterized using parallel factors analysis (PARAFAC) and fluorescence peak shifts...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079995/effects-of-cell-cycle-phases-on-the-induction-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-toward-dopaminergic-like-cells
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Nareshwaran Gnanasegaran, Vijayendran Govindasamy, Premasangery Kathirvaloo, Sabri Musa, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by tremors and cognitive issues, and is due to the death of dopaminergic (DA-ergic) neurons in brain circuits that are responsible for producing neurotransmitter dopamine (DA). Currently, cell replacement therapies are underway to overcome existing therapeutic approaches such as drug treatments and electrical stimulation. Among the widely available sources, dental pulp stem cells from deciduous teeth (DPSC) have gained popularity due to their neural crest origin and inherent propensity toward neuronal lineage...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079432/primary-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve-misdiagnosed-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haijin Yi, Bin Hu, Guoping Yin, Xin Li, Jinkun Xu, Jingying Ye, Shi-Ming Yang
CONCLUSION: Unusual primary tumors of the facial nerve should be considered in patients with progressive facial paralysis, especially if this is accompanied by hearing loss or vertigo. Misdiagnosis could increase the difficulties of operation, diminish the chance of facial nerve reconstruction, and increase the likelihood of poor reconstructive outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This paper was to determine the characteristics of facial nerve primary tumors misdiagnosed as tumor-free conditions many years prior, and to describe appropriate treatments...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079242/application-of-baros-questionnaire-in-obese-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-with-2-years-of-evolution
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Caetano de Queiroz, José Afonso Sallet, Pedro Gabriel Melo DE Barros E Silva, Luzia da Gloria Pereira de Sousa Queiroz, Jélis Arenas Pimentel, Paulo Clemente Sallet
BACKGROUND: -In recent decades, the high prevalence of obesity in the general population has brought serious concerns in terms of public health. Contrarily to conventional treatment involving dieting and physical exercising, often ineffective in generating long term results, bariatric opera-tions have been an effective method for sustained weight loss in morbidly obese individuals. The Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS) is an objective and recognized system in the overall evaluation of results after bariatric surgery...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078375/assessing-intra-arterial-complications-of-planning-and-treatment-angiograms-for-y-90-radioembolization
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Osman Ahmed, Mikin V Patel, Abdulrahman Masrani, Bradford Chong, Mohammed Osman, Jordan Tasse, Jayesh Soni, Ulku Cenk Turba, Bulent Arslan
PURPOSE: To report hepatic arterial-related complications encountered during planning and treatment angiograms for radioembolization and understand any potential-associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 518 mapping or treatment angiograms for 180 patients with primary or metastatic disease to the liver treated by Yttrium-90 radioembolization between 2/2010 and 12/2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Intra-procedural complications were recorded per SIR guidelines...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078363/short-term-outcome-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-using-dual-mobility-cup-report-from-lithuanian-arthroplasty-register
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Sarunas Tarasevicius, Alfredas Smailys, Kazimieras Grigaitis, Otto Robertsson, Justinas Stucinskas
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate how the use of dual-mobility cups (DMCs) affected the risk of revision due to dislocation as well as overall risk of revision compared with a conventional total hip arthroplasty (THA) system in the short term. METHODS: A total of 12,657 primary THAs were registered from the start of 2011 to the end of 2014. 620 THAs were with DMCs. For comparison, we included all registered THAs with Exeter cup and a cemented Exeter stem combined with 28-mm femoral head...
January 12, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078125/changing-paradigm-in-pancreatic-cancer-from-adjuvant-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation
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Justin D Anderson, Wen Wan, Brian J Kaplan, Jennifer Myers, Emma C Fields
BACKGROUND: Historically, management of pancreatic cancer has been determined based on whether the tumor was amenable to resection and all patients deemed resectable received curative intent surgery followed by adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy (CT) ± RT. However, patients who undergo resection with microscopic (R1) positive margins have inferior rates of survival. The purpose of this study is to identify patients who have undergone pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer, determine the surgical margins, types of adjuvant therapies given and patterns of failure...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078119/surgical-outcomes-of-post-chemoradiotherapy-unresectable-locally-advanced-rectal-cancers-improve-with-interim-chemotherapy-is-folfirinox-better-than-capox
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Vikas Ostwal, Reena Engineer, Anant Ramaswamy, Arvind Sahu, Saurabh Zanwar, Suprita Arya, Supriya Chopra, Munita Bal, Prachi Patil, Ashwin Desouza, Avanish Saklani
BACKGROUND: Role of chemotherapy in patients who continue to have unresectable disease after pre-operative chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) remains largely unaddressed. METHODS: Patients with LA rectal cancer from January 2013 to June 2015 were evaluated. Post-CRT, patients, who were deemed unresectable, were considered for further interim chemotherapy (i-CT). RESULTS: Seventy six patients (15%) with median age of 38.5 years received i-CT after CRT...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078118/less-than-12-lymph-nodes-in-the-surgical-specimen-after-neoadjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy-an-indicator-of-tumor-regression-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Jaiprakash Gurawalia, Kapil Dev, Sandeep P Nayak, Vishnu Kurpad, Arun Pandey
BACKGROUND: The number of lymph node retrieved in the surgical specimen is important for tumor staging and has paramount impact on prognosis in colorectal cancer and imitates the adequacy of lymph node surgical clearance. The paucity of lymph node yields in patients undergoing resection after preoperative chemo radiotherapy (CRT) in rectal cancer has seen. Lower total number of lymph nodes in the total mesoractal excision (TME) specimen after CRT, could a marker of better tumor response...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078107/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Geoffrey Y Ku, Manjit S Bains, Do Joong Park, Yelena Y Janjigian, Valerie W Rusch, Nabil P Rizk, Sam S Yoon, Brittanie Millang, Marinela Capanu, Karyn A Goodman, David H Ilson
BACKGROUND: A standard-of-care for locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is pre-operative chemoradiation. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been associated with worse outcomes following chemoradiation and anti-VEGF therapies can potentiate radiation efficacy. METHODS: In this single-arm phase II study, we added bevacizumab to induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation with cisplatin/irinotecan for locally advanced esophageal and GEJ adenocarcinomas...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077254/use-of-the-smartphone-for-end-vertebra-selection-in-scoliosis
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Murad Pepe, Onur Kocadal, Abdullah Iyigun, Zafer Gunes, Ertugrul Aksahin, Cem Nuri Aktekin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to develop a smartphone-aided end vertebra selection method and to investigate its effectiveness in Cobb angle measurement. METHODS: Twenty-nine adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients' pre-operative posteroanterior scoliosis radiographs were used for end vertebra selection and Cobb angle measurement by standard method and smartphone-aided method. Measurements were performed by 7 examiners. The intraclass correlation coefficient was used to analyze selection and measurement reliability...
January 8, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077124/important-patient-characteristics-differ-prior-to-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-total-hip-arthroplasty-between-switzerland-and-the-united-states
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Patricia D Franklin, Hermes Miozzari, Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, Pierre Hoffmeyer, David C Ayers, Anne Lübbeke
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty are often generalized internationally. Patient-dependent factors and preoperative symptom levels may differ across countries. We compared preoperative patient and clinical characteristics from two large cohorts, one in Switzerland, the other in the US. METHODS: Patient characteristics were collected prospectively on all elective primary TKAs and THAs performed at a large Swiss hospital and in a US national sample...
January 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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