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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944950/comparison-of-unilateral-versus-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-single-level-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-and-review-of-literature
#1
Hasan Serdar Işik, Özerk Okutan, Timur Yildirim, Elif Akpinar, Ali Yilmaz
AIM: There are some recognized treatment modalities in the literature for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases,which cause pain and avoidance of daily life activities for the patients.The most widely accepted algorithm in the literature is medical treatment,physical therapy and minimally invasive pain-relieving therapies,if necessary,followed by surgical interventions.The common procedure used in neurosurgery practice is the decompression of neural elements followed by fusion...
July 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944700/participation-restrictions-among-adolescents-and-adults-with-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy-the-patient-perspective
#2
Menno van der Holst, Jeroen Groot, Duco Steenbeek, Willem Pondaag, Rob Ghh Nelissen, Thea Pm Vliet Vlieland
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) on societal participation of adolescents and adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among patients with NBPP, aged ≥16 years, who had visited our NBPP clinic. Patients completed questions on the influence of NBPP on their choices regarding education/work and their work-performance, the Impact on Participation/Autonomy questionnaire and the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation (USER-P)...
September 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944619/comparative-study-of-new-autologous-material-bone-cartilage-composite-graft-bccg-for-ossiculoplasty-with-polycel-%C3%A2-and-titanium
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Ji Sun Kong, Chang Yeong Jeong, Myung Joo Shim, Woo Jin Kim, Sang Won Yeo, Shi Nae Park
OBJECTIVE: Ossiculoplasty is a surgical procedure that recreates sound transmission of the middle ear in conductive hearing loss. Various materials have been used for ossicular reconstruction, but the most ideal material for ossiculoplasty remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to introduce a novel method of autologous ossiculoplasty, bone-cartilage composite graft (BCCG), and to compare its surgical results with different types of ossiculoplastic prostheses. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was performed in a tertiary referral center...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944509/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-prostatic-abscess-in-the-post-antibiotic-era
#4
REVIEW
Anne Lenore Ackerman, Pooja S Parameshwar, Jennifer T Anger
We reviewed the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, treatment options and outcomes of prostatic abscess in the post-antibiotic era, focusing on how patient risk factors and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms influence management of the condition. A MEDLINE search for "prostate abscess" or "prostatic abscess" was carried out. Prostate abscess is no longer considered a consequence of untreated urinary infection; now, men with prostatic abscess are typically debilitated or immunologically compromised, with >50% of patients having diabetes...
September 24, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944501/synergistic-effects-of-interferon-beta-and-nivolumab-in-oral-mucosal-melanoma
#5
Takayuki Fusumae, Koji Kamiya, Binluen Chiang, Hirofumi Okada, Naomi Nakano, Takeo Maekawa, Mayumi Komine, Satoru Murata, Mamitaro Ohtsuki
Mucosal melanoma is a rare aggressive cancer with a very poor prognosis. Clinical and pathological characteristics of mucosal melanoma differ from those of cutaneous melanoma and there are no established management guidelines for mucosal melanoma. Complete surgical excision is one of the most effective treatments for localized lesions, while targeted therapies and immunotherapies, such as monoclonal antibodies that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated molecule-4, and the programmed death (PD)-1/PD-ligand 1 pathway inhibitors, are treatment options for unresectable or metastatic lesions...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944414/the-spectrum-of-skin-biopsies-and-excisions-in-a-pediatric-skin-center
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Martin Theiler, Kathrin Neuhaus, Katrin Kerl, Lisa Weibel
Little is known about the spectrum of pediatric skin disorders requiring biopsy/excision, their indication, impact on further management, and the accuracy of clinical diagnosis. We aimed to address these questions in the patient population seen at our Swiss University referral center for Pediatric Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. All skin biopsies/excisions performed in patients aged ≤ 16 years over a period of 2 years were retrospectively analyzed. A total of 506 samples were included. The majority of biopsies/excisions (n = 413, 82%) was performed for tumors, cysts, and hamartomas and 18% for other skin conditions...
September 25, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944378/treatment-of-single-and-multiple-miller-class-i-and-iii-gingival-recessions-at-crown-restored-teeth-in-maxillary-esthetic-areas
#7
Anton Sculean, Raluca Cosgarea, Christos Katsaros, Nicole Birgit Arweiler, Richard John Miron, Herbert Deppe
OBJECTIVE: To clinically evaluate the outcomes following surgical coverage of single and multiple Miller Class I and III gingival recessions at crown-restored teeth in the esthetic area by means of the modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Eight systemically healthy patients (5 females) with a total of 23 single or multiple maxillary Miller Class I or III gingival recessions were consecutively treated with MCAT in conjunction with a subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG)...
September 22, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944359/crestal-sinus-lift-using-an-implant-with-an-internal-l-shaped-channel-1-year-after-loading-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Marco Tallarico, David L Cochran, Erta Xhanari, Claudia Dellavia, Elena Canciani, Eitan Mijiritsky, Silvio Mario Meloni
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a one-stage crestal sinus elevation procedure using a self-tapping endosseous implant system (iRaise, Maxillent, Herzliya, Israel) developed for sinus augmentation, 1 year after loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients needing restoration in the posterior maxilla with a residual alveolar crest of 3 to 8 mm in height and 5 mm in width distal to the canine as measured on CBCT scan were treated using the iRaise sinus lift system...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944337/two-pseudotumor-cases-mimicking-liver-malignancy
#9
Mikail Çakır, Sefa Tüzün, Anıl Savaş, Yılmaz Tosyalı
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver is a rare benign tumor that can be confused with malignant tumors of the liver. It is usually diagnosed after pathologic evaluation of the resected lesion. If a mass lesion in the liver is suspicious for malignancy on radiologic evaluation then surgical resection is planned for suitable patients rather than a biopsy. Inflammatory pseudotumors are similar to malignant tumors on macroscopic assessment, but microscopically they are characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944334/evaluation-of-the-alvarado-scoring-system-in-the-management-of-acute-appendicitis
#10
Zeki Özsoy, Erdinç Yenidoğan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to show the effectiveness of Alvarado score and its components to predict the correct diagnosis of acute appendicitis and to find an optimum cut-off value for Alvarado score. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients who underwent surgical operation between January 2011 and January 2012 with the suspicion of acute appendicitis were included in the study. Their demographic and clinical features and histopathological results were retrieved from the medical records...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944333/colonoscopic-perforations-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Şükrü Çolak, Bünyamin Gürbulak, Hasan Bektaş, Ekrem Çakar, Yiğit Düzköylü, Savaş Bayrak, Ayhan Güneyi
OBJECTIVE: Iatrogenic colonic perforation is a well-known complication that can increase mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing colonoscopy. Closer follow-up and a well-planned treatment strategy are required when perforation arises as a complication. The aims of this study are to (1) report our experience with a large colonoscopy series; (2) evaluate the underlying mechanisms of iatrogenic colonic perforation; (3) discuss the ideal period between onset and treatment; and (4) review the current literature regarding the management of iatrogenic colonic perforations...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944331/assessment-of-the-relationship-between-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-prognostic-factors-in-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#12
Ersin Borazan, Ahmet Abdulhalik Balık, Zehra Bozdağ, Muhammed Kasım Arık, Alper Aytekin, Latif Yılmaz, Muhsin Elçi, İlyas Başkonuş
OBJECTIVE: Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio still has a limited clinical use due to many non-cancer factors affecting neutrophils or lymphocytes in the present time. We aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and poor prognostic factors after curative elective colorectal surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This clinical retrospective study was initiated with 95 patients, who had a curative surgical resection between 2003 and 2013...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944324/surgeons-approach-toward-clinical-nutrition-a-survey-based-study
#13
Bahadır Osman Bozkırlı, Rıza Haldun Gündoğdu, Soner Akbaba, Turgay Sayın, Pamir Eren Ersoy
OBJECTIVE: Although many surgical patients face postoperative problems due to a poor nutritional status, there is evidence that many cases of malnutrition still go unnoticed and untreated in surgical wards. This study aims to define the current attitudes of surgeons toward nutritional screening and support. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire with 13 questions was e-mailed to 1500 surgeons. Cross-queries were made over the responses. RESULTS: The response rate was 20...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944317/comparison-of-regional-vs-general-anesthesia-for-surgical-repair-of-open-globe-injuries-at-a-university-referral-center
#14
Andrew J McClellan, Jacquelyn J Daubert, Nidhi Relhan, Kimberly D Tran, Harry W Flynn, Steven Gayer
PURPOSE: This study compares the clinical features and physician selection of either Regional Anesthesia (peribulbar or retrobulbar block) with Monitored Anesthesia Care (RA-MAC) or General Anesthesia (GA) for open globe injury repair. DESIGN: A non-randomized, comparative, retrospective case series at a University Referral Center. PARTICIPANTS: All adult repairable open globe injuries receiving primary repair between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2014 (11 years)...
May 2017: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944252/anconeus-muscle-pedicle-bone-graft-with-periosteal-coverage-for-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-capitellum
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Kozo Shimada, Ko Temporin, Keiichiro Oura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Ryosuke Noguchi
BACKGROUND: Treatment of advanced osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is controversial, especially in moderate-sized lesions. PURPOSE: To establish a treatment algorithm for capitellum OCD, we tried to determine the utility of and problems associated with anconeus muscle-pedicle bone graft with periosteal coverage (ABGP) for the treatment of moderate-sized articular OCD defects of the capitellum. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944249/return-to-play-following-shoulder-stabilization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marc N Ialenti, Jeffrey D Mulvihill, Max Feinstein, Alan L Zhang, Brian T Feeley
BACKGROUND: Anterior shoulder instability can be a disabling condition for the young athlete; however, the best surgical treatment remains controversial. Traditionally, anterior shoulder instability was treated with open stabilization. More recently, arthroscopic repair of the Bankart injury with suture anchor fixation has become an accepted technique. HYPOTHESIS: No systematic reviews have compared the rate of return to play following arthroscopic Bankart repair with suture anchor fixation with the Bristow-Latarjet procedure and open stabilization...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944206/comparison-of-fda-safety-and-efficacy-data-for-kamra-and-raindrop-corneal-inlays
#17
Majid Moshirfar, Jordan D Desautels, Ryan T Wallace, Nicholas Koen, Phillip C Hoopes
AIM: To provide a side-by-side analysis of the summary of safety and effectiveness data (SSED) submitted to the FDA for the KAMRA and Raindrop corneal inlays for the correction of presbyopia. METHODS: SSED reports submitted to the FDA for KAMRA and Raindrop were compared with respect to loss of corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), adverse event rates, induction of astigmatism, retention of contrast sensitivity, stability of manifest refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE), and achieved monocular uncorrected near visual acuity (UNVA) at 24mo...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944203/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-modified-cross-linking-and-standard-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus
#18
Yang Liu, Yi Liu, Ying-Nan Zhang, Ai-Peng Li, Jing Zhang, Qing-Feng Liang, Ying Jie, Zhi-Qiang Pan
AIM: To compare the effectiveness and safety between modified cross-linking (MC) and standard cross-linking (SC) in mild or moderate progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Eligible studies were retrieved from four electronic databases, including CENTRAL, Clinical Trials gov, PupMed and OVID MEDLINE. We set post-surgical maximum K value (Kmax) as the primary outcome. In addition, uncorrected and corrected distant visual acuity (UDVA and UDVA), spherical equivalent (SE), endothelial cell density (ECD), central cornea thickness (CCT) and depth of demarcation line (DDL) were Meta-analyzed as secondary outcomes...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944180/surgical-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-time-of-septal-myectomy
#19
Eduard Quintana, James L Cox
Atrial fibrillation (AF) may appear during the natural clinical course of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It is regarded as a complication of HCM and is a marker of advanced disease. AF is more likely to occur in untreated, obstructive HCM. Unfortunately, this represents a turning point that puts patients at increased risk of further disability, stroke and death. The presence of obstruction is an indication to proceed with septal myectomy to improve or resolve symptoms by ameliorating diastolic dysfunction...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944176/results-of-surgical-septal-myectomy-for-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-tufts-experience
#20
Hassan Rastegar, Griffin Boll, Ethan J Rowin, Noreen Dolan, Catherine Carroll, James E Udelson, Wendy Wang, Philip Carpino, Barry J Maron, Martin S Maron, Frederick Y Chen
BACKGROUND: For over 50 years, surgical septal myectomy has been the preferred treatment for drug-refractory heart failure symptoms in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Over this time in the United States, the majority of myectomy operations have been performed in a small number of select referral centers. METHODS: We have taken the opportunity to report results from the relatively new Tufts HCM Center and surgical program, incorporated 13 years ago, during which 507 myectomies (52±14 years of age; 56% male) were performed by one cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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