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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346969/the-comparison-of-laparoscopic-and-microsurgical-varicocoelectomy-in-infertile-men-with-varicocoele-on-paternity-rate-12%C3%A2-months-after-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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P Bryniarski, P Taborowski, P Rajwa, Z Kaletka, M Życzkowski, A Paradysz
The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors' institution and designed as per protocol study...
March 27, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346833/arthroscopic-hip-surgery-in-the-elite-athlete-comparison-of-female-and-male-competitive-athletes
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Kotaro R Shibata, Shuichi Matsuda, Marc R Safran
BACKGROUND: Few studies have published the results of hip arthroscopic surgery in elite athletes and none studying a significant number of elite female athletes. PURPOSE: (1) To compare sex-based differences in the ability to return to prior competitive sports activity after arthroscopic hip surgery. (2) To compare sex-based differences in the type of sports activity, diagnosis, and treatment in athletes requiring hip arthroscopic surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346770/a-core-outcome-set-for-localised-prostate-cancer-effectiveness-trials
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Steven MacLennan, Paula R Williamson, Hanneke Bekema, Marion Campbell, Craig Ramsay, James N'Dow, Sara MacLennan, Luke Vale, Philipp Dahm, Nicolas Mottet, Thomas Lam, Paul Abel, Hashim U Ahmed, Gary Akehurst, Robert Almquist, Karl Beck, David Budd, Steven Canfield, James Catto, Philip Cornford, William Cross, Alexander Ewen, Judith Grant, Rakesh Heer, David Hurst, Rob Jones, Roger Kockelbergh, Andrew Mackie, Graham MacDonald, Alan McNeill, Malcolm Mason, Sam McClinton, Duncan McLaren, Hugh Mostafid, Ian Pearce, Linda Pennet, Justine Royle, Hans Schreuder, Grant D Stewart, Henk van der Poel, Kevin Wardlaw, Thomas Wiegel
OBJECTIVE: To develop a core outcome set (COS) applicable for effectiveness trials of all interventions for localised prostate cancer. BACKGROUND: Many treatments exist for localised prostate cancer, although it is unclear which offers the optimal therapeutic ratio. This is confounded by inconsistencies in the selection, definition, measurement and reporting of outcomes in clinical trials. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A list of 79 outcomes was derived from a systematic review of published localised prostate cancer effectiveness studies and semi-structured interviews with 15 prostate cancer patients...
March 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345561/insight-into-high-myopia-and-the-macula
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REVIEW
Atul Kumar, Rohan Chawla, Devesh Kumawat, Ganesh Pillay
The incidence of myopia is constantly on the rise. Patients of high myopia and pathological myopia are young and can lose vision due to a number of degenerative changes occurring at the macula. With the emergence of new technologies such as swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography, our understanding of macular pathology in myopia has improved significantly. New conditions such as myopic traction maculopathy have been defined. Early, noninvasive detection of myopic choroidal neovascularization and its differentiation from lacquer cracks is possible with a greater degree of certainty...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345414/fresh-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-fractures-of-the-knee
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Guilherme C Gracitelli, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tirico, Julie C McCauley, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes and allograft survivorship among patients with knee fracture who underwent fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as a salvage treatment option. Design Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at one hospital. Patients Fresh OCAs were implanted for osteochondral lesions after knee fracture in 24 males and 15 females with an average age of 34 years. Twenty-nine lesions (74%) were tibial plateau fractures, 6 (15%) were femoral condyle fractures, and 4 (10%) were patella fractures...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345413/development-of-a-tool-to-predict-outcome-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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M Naomi Dugard, Jan Herman Kuiper, Jane Parker, Sally Roberts, Eric Robinson, Paul Harrison, James B Richardson
Objective The study had 2 objectives: first, to evaluate the success of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in terms of incidence of surgical re-intervention, including arthroplasty, and investigate predictors of successful treatment outcome. The second objective was to derive a tool predicting a patient's arthroplasty risk following ACI. Design In this Level II, prognostic study, 170 ACI-treated patients (110 males [aged 36.8 ± 9.4 years]; 60 females [aged 38.1 ± 10.2 years]) completed a questionnaire about further surgery on their knee treated with ACI 10...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345410/transplantation-of-chemically-processed-decellularized-meniscal-allografts
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Kolja Gelse, Ludwig Körber, Martin Schöne, Kay Raum, Peter Koch, Milena Pachowsky, Götz Welsch, Roman Breiter
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the chondroprotective effect of chemically decellularized meniscal allografts transplanted into the knee joints of adult merino sheep. Methods Lateral sheep meniscal allografts were chemically processed by a multistep method to yield acellular, sterile grafts. The grafts were transplanted into the knee joints of sheep that were treated by lateral meniscectomy. Joints treated by meniscectomy only and untreated joints served as controls. The joints were analyzed morphologically 6 and 26 weeks after surgery by the macroscopical and histological OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) score...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344798/long-term-outcomes-of-botulinum-toxin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure-5-years-of-follow-up
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Sandra Barbeiro, Catarina Atalaia-Martins, Pedro Marcos, Cláudia Gonçalves, Manuela Canhoto, Bruno Arroja, Filipe Silva, Isabel Cotrim, Liliana Eliseu, Antonieta Santos, Helena Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: Chronic anal fissure is a frequent and disabling disease, often affecting young adults. Botulinum toxin and lateral internal sphincterotomy are the main therapeutic options for refractory cases. Botulinum toxin is minimally invasive and safer compared with surgery, which carries a difficult post-operative recovery and fecal incontinence risk. The long-term efficacy of Botulinum toxin is not well known. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of Botulinum toxin in the treatment of chronic anal fissure...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344561/fetal-growth-restriction-induces-heterogeneous-effects-on-vascular-biomechanical-and-functional-properties-in-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
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Daniel Cañas, Emilio A Herrera, Claudio García-Herrera, Diego Celentano, Bernardo J Krause
Aim: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with a variety of cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood which could involve remodeling processes of the vascular walls that could start in the fetal period. However, there is no consensus whether this remodeling affects in a similar way the whole vascular system. We aimed to determine the effects of FGR on the vasoactive and biomechanical properties of umbilical and systemic vessels in fetal guinea pigs. Methods: FGR was induced by implanting ameroid occluders at mid-gestation in uterine arteries of pregnant guinea pigs, whilst the control group was exposed to simulated surgery...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344345/gastric-bypass-surgery-with-exercise-alters-plasma-micrornas-that-predict-improvements-in-cardiometabolic-risk
#10
Y O N Lopez, P M Coen, B H Goodpaster, A A Seyhan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery improves insulin sensitivity (SI) and β-cell function in obese non-diabetic subjects. Exercise also improves SI and may be an effective adjunct therapy to RYGB surgery. However, the mechanisms by which exercise or weight-loss improve peripheral SI after RYGB surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that microRNAs (miRNAs) mediate at least some of the regulatory processes driving such mechanisms. Consequently, this work aimed at profiling plasma miRNAs in participants of the Physical Activity Following Surgery Induced Weight Loss study (clinicaltrials...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344117/learning-the-skills-needed-to-perform-shoulder-arthroscopy-by-simulation
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Pierre-Sylvain Marcheix, Guillaume Vergnenegre, François Dalmay, ChristianMabit, Jean-Louis Charissoux
INTRODUCTION: Simulation for arthroscopy helps surgical trainees develop their surgery skills in a safe environment. This teaching technique has become more widespread in recent years because of the need to provide surgeons in training with an alternative to the current methods. We hypothesized that a resident in surgery could acquire the skills needed to perform arthroscopic shoulder surgery by working on a simulator. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted over a 4-month period from June to September 2016...
March 23, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343559/hospital-associated-costs-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-in-canada-a-population-based-descriptive-study
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Innie Chen, Kednapa Thavorn, Minxue Shen, Yvette Goddard, Paul Yong, George S MacRae, Corrine Nishi, Ayah Matar, Catherine Allaire
OBJECTIVE: To determine the hospital-related costs incurred by women requiring surgery or inpatient admission for chronic pelvic pain in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study, focusing on women ages 15-59 with a most responsible International Classification of Diseases diagnosis of pelvic and perineal pain, dysmenorrhea, or dyspareunia who had surgery or inpatient admission with a discharge date between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343046/perioperative-hemoglobin-a1c-as-a-predictor-of-deep-infection-following-single-level-lumbar-decompression-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, Dennis Q Chen, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Adam L Shimer
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although multiple studies have cited diabetes mellitus as a risk factor decreased functional outcomes, increased infectious complications, and overall increased reoperation rate following degenerative lumbar spinal surgery, few have investigated how perioperative glycemic control influences such complications. PURPOSE: The primary goal of the present study was to use a national database to evaluate the association of perioperative glycemic control as demonstrated by Hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with diabetes undergoing primary, single level decompression without concomitant fusion with the incidence of deep postoperative infection following requiring operative irrigation and debridement...
March 22, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342015/a-prognostic-model-for-predicting-overall-survival-in-patients-with-peritoneal-surface-malignancy-of-an-appendiceal-origin-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu, Stephen Fernandez, Paul H Sugarbaker
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to develop a prognostic model for predicting overall survival following cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with appendiceal adenocarcinoma and peritoneal metastasis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database for all patients treated for appendiceal adenocarcinoma with peritoneal metastasis from 1989 to 2012 was conducted. RESULTS: Overall, 734 (50...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341842/a-scoring-system-to-predict-breast-cancer-mortality-at-5-and-10-years
#15
Esther Paredes-Aracil, Antonio Palazón-Bru, David Manuel Folgado-de la Rosa, José Ramón Ots-Gutiérrez, Antonio Fernando Compañ-Rosique, Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén
Although predictive models exist for mortality in breast cancer (BC) (generally all cause-mortality), they are not applicable to all patients and their statistical methodology is not the most powerful to develop a predictive model. Consequently, we developed a predictive model specific for BC mortality at 5 and 10 years resolving the above issues. This cohort study included 287 patients diagnosed with BC in a Spanish region in 2003-2016. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLE: time-to-BC death. Secondary variables: age, personal history of breast surgery, personal history of any cancer/BC, premenopause, postmenopause, grade, estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, c-erbB2, TNM stage, multicentricity/multifocality, diagnosis and treatment...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341462/asthma-management-in-a-specialist-setting-results-of-an-italian-respiratory-society-survey
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Fulvio Braido, Baiardini Ilaria, Pietro Alleri, Elena Bacci, Carlo Barbetta, Michela Bellocchia, Alida Benfante, Francesco Blasi, Caterina Bucca, Maria Teresa Busceti, Stefano Centanni, Maria Cristina Colanardi, Marco Contoli, Angelo Corsico, Maria D 'Amato, Fabiano Di Marco, Dottorini Marco, Marta Ferrari, Giovanni Florio, Alessandro Giuseppe Fois, Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro, Garuti Silvia, Giuseppe Girbino, Amelia Grosso, Manuela Latorre, Sara Maniscalco, Francesco Mazza, Carlo Mereu, Giorgia Molinengo, Josuel Ora, Pierluigi Paggiaro, Vincenzo Patella, Girolamo Pelaia, Pietro Pirina, Alfio Proietto, Paola Rogliani, Pierachille Santus, Nicola Scichilone, Francesca Simioli, Paolo Solidoro, Silvia Terraneo, Umberto Zuccon, Giorgio Walter Canonica
BACKGROUND: Asthma considerably impairs patients' quality of life and increases healthcare costs. Severity, morbidity, and degree of disease control are the major drivers of its clinical and economic impact. National scientific societies are required to monitor the application of international guidelines and to adopt strategies to improve disease control and better allocate resources. AIM: to provide a detailed picture of the characteristics of asthma patients and modalities of asthma management by specialists in Italy and to develop recommendations for the daily management of asthma in a specialist setting...
March 21, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341276/lung-metastasectomy-in-adenoid-cystic-cancer-is-it-worth-it
#17
Lara Girelli, Laura Locati, Carlotta Galeone, Paolo Scanagatta, Leonardo Duranti, Lisa Licitra, Ugo Pastorino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of salivary glands is characterized by long-term distant metastasis, most commonly in lungs. No agreement has been reached about the role of surgical treatment of pulmonary lesions. We evaluated the long-term results of lung metastasectomy for ACC in order to identify factors that should be taken into account in selecting patients eligible for surgery and treatment planning. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 109 patients selected from our institutional experience and from the International Registry of Lung Metastases...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341194/outcomes-of-open-staged-corrective-surgery-in-the-setting-of-adult-spinal-deformity
#18
Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus M Jalai, Breton Line, Bassel Diebo, Paul Park, Robert Hart, Douglas Burton, Frank Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Thomas Errico
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) represents a constellation of complex mal-alignments affecting the spinal column. Corrective surgical procedures aimed at improving ASD can be equally challenging, and commonly require multiple index procedures and potential revisions prior to definitive management. There is a paucity of data comparing the outcomes of same-day (simultaneous) and two-day (staged) procedures for long spinal-fusions for ASD. Utilizing a large patient cohort with surgeon and patient-reported outcomes will be particularly useful in determining the utility and effect of staging long spine fusions for ASD...
March 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341083/scientific-publications-in-gastroenterology-and-hepatology-in-taiwan-an-analysis-of-web-of-science-from-1993-to-2013
#19
Hsiao-Ting Chang, Ming-Hwai Lin, I-Hsuan Hwang, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Han-Chieh Lin, Ming-Chih Hou, Shinn-Jang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Scientific publications are important for evaluating the achievements of a medical specialty or discipline. Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a medical specialty in great demand in Taiwan, therefore, this study aimed to analyze the Gastroenterology and Hepatology publications from 1993 to 2013 in Taiwan, using the Web of Science (WoS) database. METHODS: Scientific publications from departments/institutes of gastroenterology and hepatology were retrieved and analyzed from the WoS database, which included articles published in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation Index journals from 1993 to 2013...
February 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341010/history-and-development-of-ophthalmology-in-taiwan
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REVIEW
Yu-Chih Hou, Gale A Oren, Muh-Shy Chen, Fung-Rong Hu
Western medicine was first introduced to Taiwan by medical missionaries in the mid-19(th) century. Modernization of medicine was systematically transplanted to Taiwan in the Japanese colonial period, and ophthalmology was established third among hospital departments, following internal medicine and surgery. Dr Hidetaka Yamaguchi, an ophthalmologist, was the first head of the Taihoku Hospital, later known as National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH; Taipei, Taiwan). Ophthalmologists during the colonial period conducted studies on tropical and infectious eye diseases...
December 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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