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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931251/managing-arterial-injury-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Romero, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Evan D Bander, Yves Pierre Gobin, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The most feared complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery are arterial vascular injuries. Previously published literature is restricted to internal carotid artery injuries. The ideal method for controlling arterial bleeding during this kind of procedure is debated, and a variety of techniques have been advocated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome following intraoperative arterial injury during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931250/minimally-invasive-transpalpebral-endoscopic-assisted-amygdalohippocampectomy
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Mauricio Mandel, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo, Suzana Abramovicz Mandel, Rafael Tutihashi, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Although anterior temporal lobectomy may be a definitive surgical treatment for epileptic patients with mesial temporal sclerosis, it often results in verbal, visual, and cognitive dysfunction. Studies have consistently reported the advantages of selective procedures compared with a standard anterior temporal lobectomy, mainly in terms of neuropsychological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to perform a selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) through a transpalpebral approach with endoscopic assistance...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931095/-new-recommendations-in-oncocardiology
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Csaba András Nagy, Mária Lódi, Ingrid Balogh, Dániel Czuriga, Judit Kocsis
It is well-known that modern oncotherapy significantly reduced the mortality of malignant diseases. However, serious side effects of the applied cancer therapies have evolved, which may adversely affect the cardiovascular system. Early side effects often limit therapeutic success of oncotherapy and may require treatment interruption, while late-onset side effects can adversely influence the long-term survival of patients recovering from cancer. Oncocardiology is a new medical field gaining more and more attention...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931077/detection-of-bacterial-pathogens-including-potential-new-species-in-human-head-lice-from-mali
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Nadia Amanzougaghene, Florence Fenollar, Abdoul Karim Sangaré, Mahamadou S Sissoko, Ogobara K Doumbo, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov
In poor African countries, where no medical and biological facilities are available, the identification of potential emerging pathogens of concern at an early stage is challenging. Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, have a short life, feed only on human blood and do not transmit pathogens to their progeny. They are, therefore, a perfect tool for the xenodiagnosis of current or recent human infection. This study assessed the occurrence of bacterial pathogens from head lice collected in two rural villages from Mali, where a high frequency of head lice infestation had previously been reported, using molecular methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931007/medical-resource-inventory-model-for-emergency-preparation-with-uncertain-demand-and-stochastic-occurrence-time-under-considering-different-risk-preferences-at-the-airport
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Wei Pan, Ying Guo, Lei Jin, ShuJie Liao
With the high accident rate of civil aviation, medical resource inventory becomes more important for emergency management at the airport. Meanwhile, medical products usually are time-sensitive and short lifetime. Moreover, we find that the optimal medical resource inventory depends on multiple factors such as different risk preferences, the material shelf life and so on. Thus, it becomes very complex in a real-life environment. According to this situation, we construct medical resource inventory decision model for emergency preparation at the airport...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930955/comparison-of-compensatory-reserve-and-arterial-lactate-as-markers-of-shock-and-resuscitation
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Michael Craig Johnson, Abdul Alarhayem, Victor Convertino, Robert Carter, Kevin Chung, Ronald Stewart, John Myers, Daniel Dent, Lilian Liao, Ramon Cestero, Susannah Nicholson, Mark Muir, Martin Schwaca, David Wampler, Mark DeRosa, Brian J Eastridge
BACKGROUND: During traumatic hemorrhage, the ability to identify shock and intervene before decompensation is paramount to survival. Lactate is extremely sensitive to shock, and its clearance has been demonstrated a useful gauge of shock and resuscitation status. Though lactate can be measured in the field, logistical constraints render it impractical in certain environments. The compensatory reserve represents a new clinical measurement reflecting the remaining capacity to compensate for hypoperfusion...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930886/upper-eyelid-splitting-to-facilitate-the-insertion-of-glaucoma-drainage-devices
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Lorraine M Provencher, Keith D Carter, Jeffrey A Nerad, Wallace L M Alward
PURPOSE: To describe a new application for vertical splitting of the upper eyelid, a technique traditionally used for orbital access, in order to facilitate glaucoma drainage device implantation in patients with poor surgical exposure. METHODS: Case series. CASES: We present a case of Möbius syndrome with complete restriction of the extraocular muscles, followed by a case of cicatricial narrowing of the palpebral fissures due to chronic allergic dermatitis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930763/a-new-community-health-center-academic-medicine-partnership-for-medicaid-cost-control-powered-by-the-mega-teaching-health-center
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Richard E Rieselbach, Ted Epperly, Aaron Friedman, David Keahey, Eleanor McConnell, Karen Nichols, Greg Nycz, Jeanette Roberts, Kenneth Schmader, Peter Shin, Derri Shtasel
Community health centers (CHCs), a principal source of primary care for over 24 million patients, provide high-quality affordable care for medically underserved and lower-income populations in urban and rural communities. The authors propose that CHCs can assume an important role in the quest for health care reform by serving substantially more Medicaid patients. Major expansion of CHCs, powered by mega teaching health centers (THCs) in partnership with regional academic medical centers (AMCs) or teaching hospitals, could increase Medicaid beneficiaries' access to cost-effective care...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930550/strategies-for-reducing-inflammation-and-promoting-bone-repair-in-arthritis
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Manoel Figueiredo Neto, Hiroki Yokota, Marxa L Figueiredo
Chronic forms of arthritis encompass many joint inflammatory disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune inflammatory disease, and osteoarthritis (OA), typically a 'wear and tear' condition that is now known to also have an inflammatory etiology. The impact of inflammation in the disease prognosis and joint degradation due to impaired repair mechanisms has long been recognized for RA, and now also for OA. Both forms of arthritis are prevalent chronic health conditions, and despite recent advances, their treatment still represents an unmet medical need because of safety and efficacy concerns with currently prescribed drugs...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930546/tick-host-pathogen-systems-immunobiology-an-interactive-trio
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Stephen K Wikel
Significant new insights are being made into tick modulation of host immune defenses and the implications of those host defense changes on tick-borne pathogen transmission and establishment of infection. Understanding tick saliva complexity increased with construction and analyses of salivary gland cDNA libraries. High throughput next generation sequencing and advances in proteomics are revealing greater complexity of saliva, nature of gene families and differential gene expression patterns not previously attainable...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930497/improving-blood-pressure-control-using-smart-technology
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Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon
BACKGROUND: The authors sought to determine if wireless oscillometric home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) that integrates with smartphone technology improves blood pressure (BP) control among patients with new or existing uncontrolled hypertension (HTN). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study monitored BP control before and after an educational intervention and introduction to HBPM. Patients in the intervention group were instructed to track their BP using a smartphone device three to seven times per week...
September 30, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930362/rapid-development-of-specialty-population-registries-and-quality-measures-from-electronic-health-record-data-an-agile-framework
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Vaishnavi Kannan, Jason S Fish, Jacqueline M Mutz, Angela R Carrington, Ki Lai, Lisa S Davis, Josh E Youngblood, Mark R Rauschuber, Kathryn A Flores, Evan J Sara, Deepa G Bhat, DuWayne L Willett
BACKGROUND: Creation of a new electronic health record (EHR)-based registry often can be a "one-off" complex endeavor: first developing new EHR data collection and clinical decision support tools, followed by developing registry-specific data extractions from the EHR for analysis. Each development phase typically has its own long development and testing time, leading to a prolonged overall cycle time for delivering one functioning registry with companion reporting into production. The next registry request then starts from scratch...
June 14, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930272/antimicrobial-activity-of-some-essential-oils-present-status-and-future-perspectives
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Sonam Chouhan, Kanika Sharma, Sanjay Guleria
Extensive documentation on the antimicrobial properties of essential oils and their constituents has been carried out by several workers. Although the mechanism of action of a few essential oil components has been elucidated in many pioneering works in the past, detailed knowledge of most of the compounds and their mechanism of action is still lacking. This knowledge is particularly important for the determination of the effect of essential oils on different microorganisms, how they work in combination with other antimicrobial compounds, and their interaction with food matrix components...
August 8, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929897/new-technology-and-the-chain-of-safety
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Rob Martell, Jason T Macartney, Danielle Portnik
Healthcare is currently experiencing an exponential growth in medical technology but it has not kept pace with similar industries such as the airline industry. New technology has the potential to improve patient safety, but if the introduction of new technology into the healthcare setting is not coordinated in a thoughtful, proactive manner, there may be weak links in the chain of safety that may expose risks for patients. We describe three concepts that represent this chain of safety. We suggest that these are shared among all leadership and frontline staff and that these concepts require their full attention and investment in order to keep the chain of safety intact and avoid a single weak link in implementing new technology...
January 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929381/recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-versus-usual-care-do-the-outcomes-justify-the-cost
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Kathryn H Chomsky-Higgins, Holly M Rochefort, Carolyn D Seib, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Insoo Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism is a potential outcome of anterior neck surgery. Commonly it is managed by calcium and vitamin D supplementation in large doses, with attendant side effects. A recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) is now available in the USA, offering a potentially more effective treatment. No cost-effectiveness model investigating this new medication versus standard care has yet been published. METHODS: We constructed a decision analytic model comparing usual care versus rhPTH treatment for postsurgical hypoparathyroidism...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929373/security-belt-for-wireless-implantable-medical-devices
#16
Selman Kulaç
In this study, a new protective design compatible with existing non-secure systems was proposed, since it is focused on the secure communication of wireless IMD systems in all transmissions. This new protector is an external wearable device and appears to be a belt fitted around for the patients IMD implanted. However, in order to provide effective full duplex transmissions and physical layer security, some sophisticated transceiver antennas have been placed on the belt. In this approach, beam-focused multi-antennas in optimal positions on the belt are randomly switched when transmissions to the IMD are performed and multi-jammer switching with MRC combining or majority-rule based receiving techniques are applied when transmissions from the IMD are carried out...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929326/the-involvement-of-pharmacies-in-the-screening-of-undiagnosed-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Gianni Donigaglia, Plinio Fabiani, Nicola Mumoli, Andrea Colella, Maria Boddi
Early identification of atrial fibrillation (AF) is now a priority in cardiovascular prevention because AF is common although often asymptomatic, and is associated with poor outcomes that are highly preventable with appropriate medical treatment. In Italy, AF prevalence among subjects aged ≥65 years ranges from 5 to 6% in observational studies based on the diagnosis recorded by general practitioners to 10-11% in studies where ECG screening is routinely offered. It is thus evident that a large number of subjects are not detected by conventional approach, and new strategies are required to increase early detection of AF...
September 19, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929260/preferences-for-injectable-prep-among-young-u-s-cisgender-men-and-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Katie B Biello, Sybil Hosek, Morgan T Drucker, Marvin Belzer, Matthew J Mimiaga, Elliot Marrow, Julia Coffey-Esquivel, Jennifer Brothers, Kenneth H Mayer
Young men who have sex with men account for approximately 20% of incident HIV infections in the U.S. Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) administered as a daily pill has been shown to decrease HIV acquisition in at-risk individuals. New modalities for PrEP are being developed and tested, including injectable PrEP; however, acceptability of these emerging modalities has not yet been examined in youth. We conducted six focus groups with 36 young men and transgender men and women who have sex with men in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles in 2016 to assess interest in and preference for different PrEP modalities...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929239/flares-in-chinese-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-6-year-follow-up-study
#19
Liying Peng, Ziqian Wang, Mengtao Li, Yanhong Wang, Dong Xu, Qian Wang, Shangzhu Zhang, Jiuliang Zhao, Xinping Tian, Xiaofeng Zeng
This study determined the flare status of SLE patients in a single-center Chinese cohort and identified the predictors of flare in this underreported Asian population. The patients were recruited from April 2009 to February 2010 at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), and then followed up regularly at our clinic until December 2015. Flare was defined as an increase in SLEDAI-2K to ≥ 4 points from the previous visit, or appearing of a new SLE manifestation or worsening of a preexisting clinical or hematological manifestation (not included in SLEDAI-2K) that results in restarting or increasing corticosteroids or immunosuppressant...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929227/genetic-predisposition-in-children-with-cancer-affected-families-acceptance-of-trio-wes
#20
Triantafyllia Brozou, Julia Taeubner, Eunike Velleuer, Martin Dugas, Dagmar Wieczorek, Arndt Borkhardt, Michaela Kuhlen
A considerable percentage of childhood cancers are due to cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS). The ratio of CPSs caused by inherited versus de novo germline mutations and the risk of recurrence in other children are unknown. We initiated a prospective study performing whole-exome sequencing (WES) of parent-child trios in children newly diagnosed with cancer. We initially aimed to determine the interest in and acceptance of trio WES among affected families and to systematically collect demographic, medical, and family history data to analyze whether these point to an underlying CPS...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
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