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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245188/the-unmet-needs-of-aboriginal-australians-with-musculoskeletal-pain-a-mixed-method-systematic-review
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Ivan B Lin, Samantha Bunzli, Donna B Mak, Charmaine Green, Roger Goucke, Juli Coffin, Peter B O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) conditions are the biggest cause of disability and internationally, Indigenous peoples experience a higher burden. There are conflicting reports about Aboriginal Australians and MSP. We conducted a systematic review to describe the prevalence, associated factors, impacts, care access, health care experiences, and factors associated with MSP among Aboriginal Australians. METHODS: A systematic search of quantitative and qualitative scientific and grey literature (PROSPERO number: CRD42016038342)...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244689/trochanteric-femoral-fracture-around-a-birmingham-hip-resurfacing-prosthesis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Daud Tai Shan Chou, Ben Davis
CASE: A traumatic nondisplaced periprosthetic trochanteric fracture around a well-fixed and functioning Birmingham Hip Resurfacing prosthesis was managed with a reconstruction intramedullary nail. The surgical procedure provided excellent pain relief, and the patient was able to mobilize with crutches the day after surgery. Follow-up at 1 year confirmed excellent clinical and radiographic results. CONCLUSION: In a patient with a previously well-functioning hip resurfacing prosthesis, internal fixation rather than revision hip arthroplasty can offer good clinical and radiographic outcomes...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244525/20-year-outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-autograft-the-catastrophic-effect-of-age-and-posterior-tibial-slope
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Lucy J Salmon, Emma Heath, Hawar Akrawi, Justin P Roe, James Linklater, Leo A Pinczewski
BACKGROUND: No well-controlled studies have compared the long-term outcome of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring tendon autograft between adolescents and adults. Increased posterior tibial slopes (PTSs) have been reported in the ACL-injured versus controls, but the effect of PTS on the outcome after reconstruction is relatively unexplored. PURPOSE: To compare the prospective longitudinal outcome of "isolated" ACL ruptures treated with anatomic endoscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autograft over 20 years in adolescent and adult cohorts and to examine factors for repeat ACL injury...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244235/new-therapy-for-refractory-chronic-mechanical-low-back-pain-restorative-neurostimulation-to-activate-the-lumbar-multifidus-one-year-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
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REVIEW
Kristiaan Deckers, Kris De Smedt, Bruce Mitchell, David Vivian, Marc Russo, Peter Georgius, Matthew Green, John Vieceli, Sam Eldabe, Ashish Gulve, Jean-Pierre van Buyten, Iris Smet, Vivek Mehta, Shankar Ramaswamy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Richard Sullivan, Robert Gassin, James Rathmell, Chris Gilligan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the international multicenter prospective single arm clinical trial was to evaluate restorative neurostimulation eliciting episodic contraction of the lumbar multifidus for treatment of chronic mechanical low back pain (CMLBP) in patients who have failed conventional therapy and are not candidates for surgery or spinal cord stimulation (SCS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-three subjects were implanted with a neurostimulator (ReActiv8, Mainstay Medical Limited, Dublin, Ireland)...
December 15, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244167/tracheal-surgery-in-children-outcome-of-a-12-year-survey
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Luigi Arcieri, Vitali Pak, Vincenzo Poli, Roberto Baggi, Paola Serio, Nadia Assanta, Riccardo Moschetti, Bruno Noccioli, Salvatore De Masi, Lorenzo Mirabile, Bruno Murzi
OBJECTIVES: Despite the fact that team management has improved the results in recent years, perioperative deaths and complications remain high in paediatric tracheal surgery. We reviewed our institutional experience by comparing our results with those in the literature. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2017, 30 children underwent surgery for tracheal disease. Fifteen were boys and fifteen were girls (50% vs 50%). The median age at operation was 7 months (15 days-9...
December 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243214/does-the-laparoscopic-treatment-of-paediatric-hydroceles-represent-a-better-alternative-to-the-traditional-open-repair-technique-a-retrospective-study-of-1332-surgeries-performed-at-two-centres-in-china
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Y Zhang, M Chao, X Zhang, Z Wang, D Fan, K Zhang, Y Cai, C Liang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and merits of laparoscopic repair in children with hydroceles by comparing the outcomes of laparoscopic repair and the traditional open repair (OR) procedure. The outcomes of the following three laparoscopic percutaneous extra-peritoneal closure (LPEC) approaches were also compared: conventional two-port surgery, transumbilical single-site two-port surgery and single-port surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the demographic, perioperative and follow-up data from the consecutive records obtained for 382 boys who underwent OR and 950 boys who underwent LPEC at two children's medical centres in China...
December 14, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242749/setting-the-research-and-implementation-agenda-for-equitable-access-to-surgical-care-in-south-africa
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REVIEW
Sarah Rayne, Sule Burger, Stephanie Van Straten, Bruce Biccard, Mathume Joseph Phaahla, Martin Smith
South Africa is an upper-middle-income country with widespread social and geographical inequality of surgical provision. The National Forum on Surgery and Anaesthesia in South Africa brought together various stakeholders, including government, societies, academic clinicians and the biomedical industry, to define the core strategy for a national surgical plan. During the forum, presentations and breakaway workshops explored and reported the challenges and opportunities these stakeholders may have in sustaining and improving surgical provision in South Africa...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242351/second-arterial-versus-venous-conduits-for-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-california
#8
Andrew B Goldstone, Peter Chiu, Michael Baiocchi, Hanjay Wang, Bharathi Lingala, Jack H Boyd, Y Joseph Woo
Background -Whether a second arterial conduit improves outcomes after multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting remains unclear. Consequently, arterial conduits other than the left internal thoracic artery are seldom used in the United States. Methods -Using a state-maintained clinical registry including all 126 non-federal hospitals in California, we compared all-cause mortality and rates of stroke, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, and sternal wound infection between propensity score-matched cohorts who underwent primary, isolated multi-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal thoracic artery, and who received a second arterial conduit (right internal thoracic artery or radial artery, N=5,866) or a venous conduit (N=53,566) between 2006 and 2011...
December 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242280/results-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-expansile-and-infiltrative-mucinous-ovarian-cancers
#9
Sebastien Gouy, Marine Saidani, Amandine Maulard, Slim Bach-Hamba, Enrica Bentivegna, Alexandra Leary, Patricia Pautier, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Philippe Morice
BACKGROUND: No series had been reported focusing on the results of fertility-sparing surgery in stage I mucinous ovarian cancers according to histotype (infiltrative vs. expansile). Investigating such outcomes was the aim of the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective analysis of patients treated conservatively with preservation of the uterus and contralateral ovary from 1976 to 2016. The pathology of the tumors was reviewed by two expert pathologists according to the 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification criteria...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242045/defining-the-applicant-pool-for-postgraduate-year-2-categorical-general-surgery-positions
#10
Weston Stover, Sujata Gill, Kim Schenarts, A Alfred Chahine
OBJECTIVE: In the spring of 2010, a categorical general surgery postgraduate year (PGY)-2 position became available at our academic medical center secondary to attrition of a PGY-1 resident. We sought to study the unique characteristics of applicants to that position and to describe the selection process with hopes to stimulate additional studies about the unique challenges of recruiting applicants into advanced standing positions. DESIGN: Applications were received via e-mail and reviewed to characterize the applicant pool...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242021/activatable-fluorescent-probes-in-fluorescence-guided-surgery-practical-considerations
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REVIEW
Ai Mochida, Fusa Ogata, Tadanobu Nagaya, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Fluorescence-guided imaging during surgery is a promising technique that is increasingly used to aid surgeons in identifying sites of tumor and surgical margins. Of the two types of fluorescent probes, always-on and activatable, activatable probes are preferred because they produce higher target-to-background ratios, thus improving sensitivity compared with always-on probes that must contend with considerable background signal. There are two types of activatable probes: 1) enzyme-reactive probes that are normally quenched but can be activated after cleavage by cancer-specific enzymes (activity-based probes) and 2) molecular-binding probes which use cancer targeting moieties such as monoclonal antibodies to target receptors found in abundance on cancers and are activated after internalization and lysosomal processing (binding-based probes)...
December 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241973/pattern-based-classification-of-endocervical-adenocarcinoma-a-review
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REVIEW
Kay J Park, Andres A Roma
While endocervical adenocarcinoma is comprised of several histological subtypes, the most common subtype is human papillomavirus-associated usual type, and management of these tumours is primarily determined by FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage, a clinically based staging system. Early stage cervical cancer is determined by the pathological evaluation of tumour microscopic measurement (depth of invasion), which can be particularly challenging because of the lack of a defined point of origin...
December 11, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241961/management-of-neonates-with-right-sided-aortic-arch-and-esophageal-atresia-international-survey-on-ipeg-and-espes-members%C3%A2-experience
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REVIEW
Monserrat Aguilera-Pujabet, Jose Andres Molino Gahete, Gabriela Guillén, Sergio López-Fernández, Marta Patricia Martin-Giménez, Josep Lloret, Manuel López
AIM: The optimum surgical approach of neonates with right-sided aortic arch (RAA) and esophageal atresia (EA)/tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is still an unsolved question. In order to propose an operative algorithm in the era of endoscopic surgery, we performed an international survey to know the current practice between pediatric endoscopic surgeons. Two of the most important societies in endoscopic pediatric surgery were queried: the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (ESPES)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240884/a-proposal-for-a-comprehensive-risk-scoring-system-for-predicting-postoperative-complications-in-octogenarian-patients-with-medically-operable-lung-cancer-jacs1303
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Hisashi Saji, Takahiko Ueno, Hiroshige Nakamura, Norihito Okumura, Masanori Tsuchida, Makoto Sonobe, Takuro Miyazaki, Keiju Aokage, Masayuki Nakao, Tomohiro Haruki, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuhiko Kataoka, Kazunori Okabe, Kenji Tomizawa, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Hirotoshi Horio, Kenji Sugio, Yasuhisa Ode, Motoshi Takao, Morihito Okada, Masayuki Chida
OBJECTIVES: Although some retrospective studies have reported clinicopathological scoring systems for predicting postoperative complications and survival outcomes for elderly lung cancer patients, optimized scoring systems remain controversial. METHODS: The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS) conducted a nationwide multicentre prospective cohort and enrolled a total of 1019 octogenarians with medically operable lung cancer. Details of the clinical factors, comorbidities and comprehensive geriatric assessment were recorded for 895 patients to develop a comprehensive risk scoring (RS) system capable of predicting severe complications...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240738/outcome-of-acute-hospital-admission-for-non-specific-low-back-pain-what-is-the-role-of-mri
#15
Eric Ta Lim, Jean-Claude Theis
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a common worldwide condition, affecting most people during their lifetime. Various imaging modalities are being used to assist clinicians in diagnosing and thus, aid in formulating a suitable management plan. Extensive research has been carried out in assessing this condition due to its high prevalence, with many guidelines published internationally. AIM: To determine whether MRI imaging influences the management of patients admitted with acute, non-specific low back pain between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015...
December 15, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240463/assessing-the-validity-of-a-multidisciplinary-mini-clinical-evaluation-exercise
#16
Susan Humphrey-Murto, Mylène Côté, Debra Pugh, Timothy J Wood
Construct: The purpose of this study was to provide validity evidence for the mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) as an assessment tool for clinical skills in the workplace. BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated validity evidence for the mini-CEX, but most studies were carried out in internal medicine or single disciplines, therefore limiting generalizability of the findings. If the mini-CEX is to be used in multidisciplinary contexts, then validity evidence should be gathered in similar settings...
December 14, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240066/peculiarities-of-vitalization-of-grafts-made-of-porous-polytetrafluoroethylene-in-reconstruction-of-major-veins-an-experimental-study
#17
S É Voskanian, M V Shabalin, A V Volkov, I Iu Kolyshev
Increased incidence of locally disseminated malignant neoplasms with invasion of major veins compels modern surgery to search for an optimal material for reconstruction of major veins. Presented herein are the results of an experimental study aimed at exploring patency and peculiarities of vitalization of grafts made of porous polytetrafluoroethylene (7th generation, 2010) manufactured by the Closed Joint Stock Company 'Research and Production Complex 'Ecoflon' (St. Petersburg, Russia) with an internal diameter measuring 4...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240007/alternative-fistula-risk-score-for-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-frs-design-and-international-external-validation
#18
Timothy H Mungroop, L Bengt van Rijssen, David van Klaveren, F Jasmijn Smits, Victor van Woerden, Ralph J Linnemann, Matteo de Pastena, Sjors Klompmaker, Giovanni Marchegiani, Brett L Ecker, Susan van Dieren, Bert Bonsing, Olivier R Busch, Ronald M van Dam, Joris Erdmann, Casper H van Eijck, Michael F Gerhards, Harry van Goor, Erwin van der Harst, Ignace H de Hingh, Koert P de Jong, Geert Kazemier, Misha Luyer, Awad Shamali, Salvatore Barbaro, Thomas Armstrong, Arjun Takhar, Zaed Hamady, Joost Klaase, Daan J Lips, I Quintus Molenaar, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Coen Rupert, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Joris J Scheepers, George P van der Schelling, Claudio Bassi, Charles M Vollmer, Ewout W Steyerberg, Mohammed Abu Hilal, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop an alternative fistula risk score (a-FRS) for postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy, without blood loss as a predictor. BACKGROUND: Blood loss, one of the predictors of the original-FRS, was not a significant factor during 2 recent external validations. METHODS: The a-FRS was developed in 2 databases: the Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Audit (18 centers) and the University Hospital Southampton NHS...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240000/complete-versus-staged-repair-for-neonates-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-establishment-and-validation-of-a-cohort-of-2235-patients-using-detailed-surgery-sequence-review-of-health-care-administrative-data
#19
Jill J Savla, Brian T Fisher, Jennifer A Faerber, Yuan-Shung V Huang, Laura Mercer-Rosa
BACKGROUND: The surgical strategy for neonates with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) consists of complete or staged repair. Assessing the comparative effectiveness of these approaches is facilitated by a large multicenter cohort. We propose a novel process for cohort assembly using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), an administrative database that contains clinical and billing data for inpatient and emergency department stays from tertiary children's hospitals. METHODS: A 4-step process was used to identify neonates with TOF: (1) screen neonates in PHIS with International Classification of Diseases-9 (ICD-9) diagnosis or procedure codes for TOF; (2) include patients with TOF procedures before 30 days of age; (3) exclude patients with missing 2-year follow-up data; (4) analyze patients' 2-year surgery sequence patterns, exclude patients inconsistent with a treatment strategy for TOF, and designate patients as complete or staged repair...
December 12, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239885/the-present-state-of-neurointensivist-training-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-to-other-critical-care-training-programs
#20
Evie G Marcolini, David B Seder, Jordan B Bonomo, Thomas P Bleck, J Claude Hemphill, Lori Shutter, Fred Rincon, Shelly D Timmons, Paul Nyquist
OBJECTIVE: This manuscript describes the state of neurocritical care fellowship training, compares its written standards to those of other critical care fellowship programs, and discusses how programmatic oversight by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties should evolve to meet American College of Graduate Medical Education standards. This review is a work product of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Neuroscience section and was reviewed and approved by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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