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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528481/consent-an-event-or-a-memory-in-lumbar-spinal-surgery-a-multi-centre-multi-specialty-prospective-study-of-documentation-and-patient-recall-of-consent-content
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William B Lo, Ciaran P McAuley, Martin J Gillies, Patrick J Grover, Erlick A C Pereira
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multi-centre, multi-specialty medical notes review and patient interview. PURPOSE: The consenting process is an important communication tool which also carries medico-legal implications. While written consent is a pre-requisite before spinal surgery in the UK, the standard and effectiveness of the process have not been assessed previously. This study assesses standard of written consent for elective lumbar decompressive surgery for degenerative disc disease across different regions and specialties in the UK; level of patient recall of the consent content; and identifies factors which affect patient recall...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528478/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-vertebral-artery-loop-causing-cervical-radiculopathy
#2
L Wood, M Czyz, S Forster, Bronek M Boszczyk
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathies are rarely caused by vertebral artery loop formation, which is estimated to be present in less than 3% of patients. It is uncertain what causes the loop formation: some propose an association with spondylotic changes or trauma, whilst others suggest hypertension and atherosclerosis may be responsible. CASE REPORT 1: A 35-year-old male patient presented with signs and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy that was not improved with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery performed 2 years beforehand...
May 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528475/effects-of-selenium-supplementation-on-gene-expression-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-gestational-diabetes
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Mehri Jamilian, Mansooreh Samimi, Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Esmat Aghadavod, Robabeh Mohammadbeigi, Maryam Rahimi, Zatollah Asemi
Selenium is known to exert multiple beneficial effects including anti-inflammatory actions. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of selenium supplementation on gene expression levels of inflammatory cytokines and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in women with gestational diabetes (GDM). This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out among 40 subjects diagnosed with GDM aged 18-40 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups to receive either 200 μg/day selenium supplements (n = 20) or placebo (n = 20) for 6 weeks...
May 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528422/5-ala-fluorescence-guided-endoscopic-surgery-for-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
#4
Junichi Takeda, Masahiro Nonaka, Yi Li, Yumiko Komori, Takamasa Kamei, Ryoichi Iwata, Tetsuo Hashiba, Kunikazu Yoshimura, Akio Asai
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided surgery is widely used for detection and planning of resection of malignant gliomas and other brain tumors. However, no reports have described 5-ALA fluorescence-guided surgery or direct visualization of germ cell tumors. Here, we report two cases of germ cell tumors in which a positive 5-ALA fluorescent signal was visualized with a neuroendoscope. Both cases had a tumor in the pineal region that was associated with hydrocephalus. The patients underwent surgery after administration of 5-ALA...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528404/a-direct-comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-antiretroviral-drugs-stavudine-tenofovir-and-the-combination-lopinavir-ritonavir-on-bone-metabolism-in-a-rat-model
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M M Conradie, M van de Vyver, E Andrag, M Conradie, W F Ferris
Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment may induce metabolic complications in HIV patients on long-term therapy that can affect bone health. In this study, the effects of the ARVs Stavudine (d4T), Tenofovir (TDF) and Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) on bone metabolism and lipodystrophy were directly compared in rats to negate the consequences of HIV-associated confounding factors. Healthy 12-14-week-old male Wistar rats (n = 40) were divided into four treatment groups and received an oral animal equivalent dose of either Stavudine (6...
May 20, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528338/chronic-glibenclamide-treatment-attenuates-walker-256-tumour-growth-in-prediabetic-obese-rats
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Claudinéia Conationi da Silva Franco, Carina Previate, Kátia Gama de Barros Machado, Silvano Piovan, Rosiane Aparecida Miranda, Kelly Valério Prates, Veridiana Mota Moreira, Júlio Cezar de Oliveira, Luiz Felipe Barella, Rodrigo Mello Gomes, Flávio Andrade Francisco, Isabela Peixoto Martins, Audrei Pavanello, Tatiane Aparecida Ribeiro, Laize Peron Tófolo, Ananda Malta, Aline Amenencia de Souza, Vander Silva Alves, Sandra da Silva Silveira, Maria Raquel Marçal Natali, Jean Carlos Fernando Besson, Hely de Morais, Helenir Medri de Souza, Juliane Rocha de Sant Anna, Marialba Avezum Alves de Castro Prado, Paulo Cezar de Freitas Mathias
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The sulphonylurea glibenclamide (Gli) is widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to its antidiabetic effects, low incidences of certain types of cancer have been observed in Gli-treated diabetic patients. However, the mechanisms underlying this observation remain unclear. The aim of the present work was to evaluate whether obese adult rats that were chronically treated with an antidiabetic drug, glibenclamide, exhibit resistance to rodent breast carcinoma growth...
May 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528327/three-quarters-adrenalectomy-for-infantile-onset-cushing-syndrome-due-to-bilateral-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-mccune-albright-syndrome
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Tomoyo Itonaga, Hironori Goto, Manabu Toujigamori, Yasuharu Ohno, Seigo Korematsu, Tatsuro Izumi, Satoshi Narumi, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Kenji Ihara
BACKGROUND: Bilateral adrenalectomy is performed in cases with infantile-onset Cushing syndrome due to bilateral adrenal hyperplasia in McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) because severe Cushing syndrome with heart failure and liver dysfunction can have a lethal outcome. This procedure can completely ameliorate hypercortisolism, although lifetime steroid replacement therapy and steps to prevent adrenal crisis are necessary. Recently, the efficacy of unilateral adrenalectomy has been reported in adult cases of bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia, but there is no consensus regarding the appropriate surgical treatment for bilateral adrenal hyperplasia in MAS...
May 19, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528190/association-between-the-time-to-surgery-and-survival-among-patients-with-colon-cancer-a-population-based-study
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J A Flemming, S Nanji, X Wei, C Webber, P Groome, C M Booth
Factors associated with time-to-surgery (TTS) and survival in colon cancer has not been well studied. Cancer Care Ontario recommends surgery within 42 days of diagnosis and that 90% of patients meet this benchmark. We describe factors associated with TTS and survival in routine clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective population-based cohort study of patients receiving elective colonic resection after diagnosis of colon cancer in Ontario, Canada from 2002 to 2008 followed until 2012...
May 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528139/occurrence-of-old-age-japanese-encephalitis-current-situation-in-taiwan
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Ying-Hui Wu, Jer-Min Chen, Chen-Yi Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528078/change-in-hemoglobin-a1c-one-year-following-the-2014-american-diabetes-association-guideline-update
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G Todd Alonso, Laura Pyle, Brigitte Frohnert
AIMS: In June 2014, the American Diabetes Association lowered recommended hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) targets from <8.5% (69mmol/mol) for children <6years of age and from <8.0% (64mmol/mol) for children 6-12years of age to <7.5% (58mmol/mol). Lower target HbA1c may lead to better glycemic control but could increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia. METHODS: Patients with type 1 diabetes >1year duration, age 0-12years and seen in our center between January 1 and June 30, 2014 or between January 1 and June 30, 2015 were included...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528077/is-the-success-of-the-slimmer-diabetes-prevention-intervention-modified-by-socioeconomic-status-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Andrea J Bukman, Geerke Duijzer, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Sophia C Jansen, Josien Ter Beek, Gerrit J Hiddink, Edith J M Feskens
AIM: To explore the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in participation, programme attendance, programme acceptability, adherence to lifestyle guidelines, drop-out, and effectiveness in the SLIMMER diabetes prevention intervention. METHODS: SLIMMER was a randomised controlled intervention, carried out in a real-world setting, targeting 40- to 70-year-old adults at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (n=316). The intervention group participated in a 10-month combined dietary and physical activity programme...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528075/adopting-the-new-world-health-organization-diagnostic-criteria-for-gestational-diabetes-how-the-prevalence-changes-in-a-high-risk-region-in-australia
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Vincent W Wong, Andrew Lin, Hamish Russell
AIMS: In this study, we assessed changes in prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a region with diverse cultural backgrounds in Australia under the new World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria, with reference to the woman's ethnicity, age and pre-pregnant body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We recorded results of all 75-gram oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs) performed on pregnant women between February and December 2015 together with their demographic details, and determined the prevalence of GDM based on the old Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and the new WHO criteria respectively...
April 25, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
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Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528063/an-involuntary-and-unexpected-treatment-of-nutcracker-esophagus
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Diane Mege, Alban Benezech, Henri de Lesquen, Véronique Vitton, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas
A 76-year-old woman complained of painful dysphagia and loss of weight. Esophagoscopy results were negative, whereas computed tomography (CT) disclosed a 25-mm mediastinal tumor without a connection to the esophagus. A diagnosis of nutcracker esophagus was made on high-resolution esophageal manometry. Peroral endoscopic esophageal myotomy failed to improve the symptoms. Right video thoracoscopy allowed resection of the tumor, which looked like a neurogenic tumor of the posterior mediastinum that developed from the right vagus nerve...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528060/pulmonary-mucormycosis-treated-with-lobectomy
#15
Oluwatobi Afolayan, Hannah Copeland, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
A 57 year old man was referred from an outside facility for an unresolving pneumonia. Imaging of the chest demonstrated a right lung mass with a consolidation in the middle lobe, pleural effusion, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Cytologic examination of cultures from the bronchoscopy and thoracentesis did not yield a definitive diagnosis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed because of a retained hemothorax and a suggestive lesion. Biopsy specimens obtained during VATS were consistent with mucormycosis...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528057/drains-and-blushes-a-case-of-impaired-venous-drainage-mimicking-pulmonary-torsion
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Nazia Alvi, Raju Z Abraham, Philip Alexander, Thomas Betlej, Arun Jagannathan
A 47-year-old woman underwent elective right upper lobectomy with pneumopexy for adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 2, she had tachycardia, and her chest radiograph, bronchoscopy, and computed tomography chest scan were suspicious for pulmonary torsion. She underwent emergent thoracotomy, and the right middle lobe was not torsed; it was purple, engorged, and not ventilated. The patient did well after right middle lobectomy. We suspect compromised middle lobe pulmonary venous drainage due to angulation after compensatory expansion...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528054/surgical-management-of-simultaneous-left-coronary-atresia-and-anomalous-right-coronary-artery-origin
#17
Shyam Sathanandam, T K Susheel Kumar, Umar Boston, Christopher J Knott-Craig
A 9-year-old child presented with syncope during exercise. He received a diagnosis of congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery by angiography. He underwent successful coronary artery bypass grafting. On the third postoperative day, he experienced acute, precordial chest pain. An urgent computed tomographic scan showed an unrecognized anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) with a 1.5-cm intramural course. He was taken back to the operating room to undergo unroofing of the RCA. This case highlights the difficulty involved in making two rare diagnoses that can cause the same exact symptoms in a patient and the surgical challenges associated with it...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528051/undersized-stent-grafts-for-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-chronic-type-b-dissection
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Eden C Payabyab, Andrew H Maloney, Derek R Brinster
Acute ischemia in chronic type B dissections carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. A 29-year-old woman with a chronic type B dissection presented with acute abdominal pain. Imaging revealed a worsening dissection with pseudocoarctation causing near complete occlusion of the true lumen by the false lumen. We placed purposefully undersized stent grafts to treat acute mesenteric ischemia by improving true lumen flow. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 without adverse events. We suggest that endovascular rescue by placing undersized stent grafts can provide improved flow to the mesenteric vessels with continued false lumen flow to vital organs...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528050/novel-surgical-management-of%C3%A2-giant-aortic-arch-pseudoaneurysm
#19
Salah E Altarabsheh, Salil V Deo, Sakher M Alma'ayeh, Muhannad Jalookh, Ashraf O Alshabatat, Yagthan M Obeidat, Abeer Rababa'h, Fuad M Al-Azzam, Ashraf Fadel
Pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch is a rare entity, usually seen after cardiac operations or chest trauma. Here we report a 32-year-old man who presented 10 years after blunt chest trauma with a giant aortic arch pseudoaneurysm. He finally underwent surgical intervention in which the pseudoaneurysm was closed from inside with use of an inlay patch method.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528049/an-old-solution-for-a-new-problem-eloesser-flap-management-of-infected-defibrillator-patches
#20
Heidi B Schubmehl, Huan Huan Sun, Jessica S Donington, Deane E Smith, Eugene A Grossi
Cardiac surgery patients with infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator hardware face high morbidity with both surgical and nonoperative management options. We present a case of infected epicardial patch defibrillator leads in a patient with prohibitively high risk of death with open surgical removal. As a less morbid alternative, an Eloesser flap was used to convert his presenting mediastinal empyema necessitans into a chronic, manageable wound.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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