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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332240/preperitoneal-closed-system-suction-drainage-after-totally-extraperitoneal-hernioplasty-in-the-prevention-of-early-seroma-formation-a-prospective-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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J K M Fan, J Liu, K Chen, X Yang, X Xu, H K Choi, F S Y Chan, K W H Chiu, C M Lo
OBJECTIVES: Seroma is a virtually unavoidable early sequela after TEP hernioplasty. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the outcomes of preperitoneal closed-system suction drainage in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty for inguinal hernia. METHODS: Ninety patients aged 18-80 years who presented to our hospital between May 2016 and February 2017 with primary unilateral inguinal hernia were randomised into the preperitoneal drain and no-drain groups...
January 13, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317347/using-virtual-reality-to-control-preoperative-anxiety-in-ambulatory-surgery-patients-a-pilot-study-in-maxillofacial-and-plastic-surgery
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L Ganry, B Hersant, M SidAhmed-Mezi, G Dhonneur, J P Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative anxiety may lead to medical and surgical complications, behavioral problems and emotional distress. The most common means of prevention are based on using medication and, more recently, hypnosis. The aim of our study was to determine whether a virtual reality (VR) program presenting natural scenes could be part of a new therapy to reduce patients' preoperative anxiety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our prospective pilot study consisted of a single-blind trial in skin cancer surgery at the Henri Mondor Teaching Hospital in France...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309483/effect-of-the-school-based-telemedicine-enhanced-asthma-management-sb-team-program-on-asthma-morbidity-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jill S Halterman, Maria Fagnano, Reynaldo S Tajon, Paul Tremblay, Hongyue Wang, Arlene Butz, Tamara T Perry, Kenneth M McConnochie
Importance: Poor adherence to recommended preventive asthma medications is common, leading to preventable morbidity. We developed the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management (SB-TEAM) program to build on school-based supervised therapy programs by incorporating telemedicine at school to overcome barriers to preventive asthma care. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the SB-TEAM program on asthma morbidity among urban children with persistent asthma...
January 8, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306863/implementation-of-medical-retina-virtual-clinics-in-a-tertiary-eye-care-referral-centre
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Karsten Kortuem, Katrin Fasler, Amanda Charnley, Hussain Khambati, Sandro Fasolo, Menachem Katz, Konstantinos Balaskas, Ranjan Rajendram, Robin Hamilton, Pearse A Keane, Dawn A Sim
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of medical retinal diseases has created capacity issues across UK. In this study, we describe the implementation and outcomes of virtual medical retina clinics (VMRCs) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, South Division, London. It represents a promising solution to ensure that patients are seen and treated in a timely fashion METHODS: First attendances in the VMRC (September 2016-May 2017) were included. It was open to non-urgent external referrals and to existing patients in a face-to-face clinic (F2FC)...
January 6, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304327/the-use-of-computer-aided-design-and-manufacturing-in-acute-mandibular-trauma-reconstruction
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George Kokosis, Edward H Davidson, Rachel Pedreira, Alexandra McMillan, Amir H Dorafshar
PURPOSE: Virtual surgical planning (VSP) with subsequent computer-aided design and manufacturing have proved efficacious in improving the efficiency and outcomes of a plethora of surgical modalities, including mandibular reconstruction and orthognathic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Five patients underwent complex mandibular reconstruction after traumatic injury using VSP from July 2016 to August 2017 at our institution. The Johns Hopkins University Hospital institutional review board approved the present study...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290495/national-trends-in-open-surgical-endovascular-and-branched-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-medicare-patients
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Bjoern D Suckow, Philip P Goodney, Jesse A Columbo, Ravinder Kang, David H Stone, Art Sedrakyan, Jack L Cronenwett, Mark F Fillinger
BACKGROUND: Open repair effectively prevents rupture for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and is commonly studied as a metric reflecting hospital and surgeon expertise in cardiovascular care. However, given recent advances in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), such as branched-fenestrated EVAR, it is unknown how commonly open surgical repair is still used in everyday practice. METHODS: We analyzed trends in open AAA repair, EVAR, and branched-fenestrated EVAR for AAA in Medicare beneficiaries from 2003 to 2013...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274951/correlation-between-the-posterior-mandibular-width-and-the-lingual-gap-caused-by-symphyseal-fractures-using-a-virtual-model
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Christian Pedemonte Trewhela, Andrea Carmona Avendaño, Edgardo González Mora, Ilich Vargas Farren, Francisco Lopetegui Caceres, Erick Rojas Quiroz
PURPOSE: The objective was to determine the dimensional impact, on the occlusal and articular level, of the gap produced in the lingual plate from symphyseal fractures, correlated with the dimensional change in the posterior mandibular width. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an observational experimental study based on 30 computed tomography scans of patients treated by the Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad, Santiago, Chile, between 2012 and 2016...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260744/-clinical-presentation-of-ixodes-tick-borne-borreliosis-caused-by-borrelia-miyamotoi-in-the-context-of-an-immune-response-to-the-pathogen
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A E Platonov, M G Toporkova, N M Kolyasnikova, O A Stukolova, A S Dolgova, A V Brodovikova, N A Makhneva, L S Karan, J Koetsveld, G A Shipulin, V V Maleev
Ixodes tick-borne borreliosis caused by Borrelia miyamotoi (ITBB-BM) is a previously unknown infectious disease discovered in Russia. AIM: The present study continues the investigation of the clinical features of ITBB-BM in the context of an immune system-pathogen interaction. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 117 patients with ITBB-BM and a comparison group of 71 patients with Lyme disease (LD) that is ITBB with erythema migrans. All the patients were treated at the New Hospital, Yekateringburg...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259930/intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-multi-organ-failure-presenting-as-a-pancreatic-mass-a-case-with-atypical-presentation-and-definite-diagnosis-postmortem
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Faisal Mahmudul Huq Ronny, Margaret Ann Black, Arnaldo A Arbini
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a very rare extra nodal lymphoma that tends to proliferate within small blood vessels, particularly capillaries and postcapillary venules while sparing the organ parenchyma. The cause of its affinity for the vascular bed remains unknown. Because of its rarity and unremarkable clinical presentation, a timely diagnosis of IVLBCL is very challenging. Here, we describe a case of IVLBCL presenting as pancreatic mass that was ultimately diagnosed at autopsy. A 71-year-old Caucasian female presented with a 3-month history of fatigue, abdominal pain, and weight loss...
October 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250877/charges-and-resource-utilization-for-pediatric-heart-transplantation-across-a-positive-virtual-and-or-cytotoxicity-crossmatch
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Shawn C West, Steven A Webber, Adriana Zeevi, Susan A Miller, Victor O Morell, Brian Feingold
There is growing acceptance of transplantation across a positive crossmatch for highly allosensitized pediatric HT candidates. While survival may be similar to patients transplanted across a negative crossmatch, costs are unknown. Among 60 HT recipients at our center from 5/07 to 6/12, we analyzed hospital charges and length of stay from the day of HT to discharge and through the first year after transplant. Median age at HT was 6.2 years (15 days-20.5 years). Charges in the first year post-HT were greater for crossmatch-positive patients ($907 678 vs $549 754; P = ...
December 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242181/a-data-model-for-teleconsultation-in-managing-high-risk-pregnancies-design-and-preliminary-evaluation
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Kolsoum Deldar, Fatemeh Tara, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Mohammad Khajedaluee, Mahmood Tara
BACKGROUND: Teleconsultation is a guarantor for virtual supervision of clinical professors on clinical decisions made by medical residents in teaching hospitals. Type, format, volume, and quality of exchanged information have a great influence on the quality of remote clinical decisions or tele-decisions. Thus, it is necessary to develop a reliable and standard model for these clinical relationships. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to design and evaluate a data model for teleconsultation in the management of high-risk pregnancies...
December 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238901/tower-of-babel-problem-in-telehealth-addressing-the-health-information-exchange-needs-of-the-north-carolina-statewide-telepsychiatry-program-nc-step
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Sy Atezaz Saeed
Telepsychiatry is a viable option for providing psychiatric care to those who are currently underserved or who lack access to services. While the current technology is adequate for most uses, and continues to advance, there remain barriers to its widespread utilization. One such barrier when working with different healthcare systems is that they utilize different electronic medical record systems (EMRs). This paper describes the experience of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP) with this problem and how the program successfully resolved it by establishing a web portal that connects participating hospital emergency departments and remote psychiatric providers to share secure electronic health information regarding patient encounters across different EMRs...
December 14, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237054/estimation-of-female-radiation-doses-and-breast-cancer-risk-from-chest-ct-examinations
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Adnan Lahham, Hussein ALMasri, Saleh Kameel
Breast organ doses, effective doses and lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of breast cancer from chest CT scans are presented for 200 female patients surveyed from 10 hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestine. Patient data were collected and organized in a database from May to November 2016. Data include age (15-80 years), weight, height, and calculated body mass index. Exposure data were also recorded for every examination. Exposure data includes milliampere-second (mAs), X-ray tube kilovoltage (kVp), computed tomography dose index, dose length product, manufacturer, name and type of operated CT scanner...
December 11, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233854/efficacy-of-educational-video-game-versus-traditional-educational-apps-at-improving-physician-decision-making-in-trauma-triage-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deepika Mohan, Coreen Farris, Baruch Fischhoff, Matthew R Rosengart, Derek C Angus, Donald M Yealy, David J Wallace, Amber E Barnato
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a behavioral intervention delivered through a video game can improve the appropriateness of trauma triage decisions in the emergency department of non-trauma centers. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Online intervention in national sample of emergency medicine physicians who make triage decisions at US hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: 368 emergency medicine physicians primarily working at non-trauma centers...
December 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233150/a-prospective-study-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ultrasonography-mri-us-fusion-targeted-biopsy-and-concurrent-systematic-transperineal-biopsy-with-the-average-of-18-cores-to-detect-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
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Yuji Hakozaki, Hisashi Matsushima, Jimpei Kumagai, Taro Murata, Tomoko Masuda, Yoko Hirai, Mai Oda, Nobuo Kawauchi, Munehiro Yokoyama, Yukio Homma
BACKGROUND: This study compared the detection rates for clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) between magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography (MRI/US)-fusion-targeted biopsy (TB), systematic biopsy (SB) and combination of TB and SB. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated simultaneous TB and SB for consecutive patients with suspicious lesions that were detected using pre-biopsy multiparametric MRI. A commercially available real-time virtual sonography system was used to perform the MRI/US-fusion TB with the transperineal technique...
December 12, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209268/implementation-and-evaluation-of-an-economic-model-for-telestroke-experience-from-virtuall-france
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Nolwenn Riou-Comte, Gioia Mione, Lisa Humbertjean, Arielle Brunner, Arnaud Vezain, Karine Lavandier, Sophie Marchal, Serge Bracard, Marc Debouverie, Sébastien Richard
Background: Telestroke is recognized as a safe and time-efficient way of treating stroke patients. However, admission centers (spokes) are subject to financial charges which can make them reluctant to join the system. We implemented and assessed an economic model supporting our telestroke system, Virtuall, France, which includes one expert center (hub) and six spokes. Methods: The model is based on payment for the expertise provided by the hub, distribution of charges related to telemedicine according to the fees perceived by the spokes, and transfer of patients between the spokes and the hub...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207322/identification-of-a-vte-rich-population-in-pediatrics-critically-ill-children-with-central-venous-catheters
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Minh Tran, Steven L Shein, Xinge Ji, Sanjay P Ahuja
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rising among inpatients in US hospitals, especially among kids with central venous catheters (CVCs) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). OBJECTIVES: To identify a sub-group of "VTE-rich" population among PICU children, and to assess the effect of VTE on morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Data was extracted from a multicenter Virtual PICU Database, or VPS, for children with a CVC and presence of a VTE...
January 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198733/virtual-medicine-utilization-of-the-advanced-cardiac-imaging-patient-avatar-for-procedural-planning-and-facilitation
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Jerold S Shinbane, Leslie A Saxon
Advances in imaging technology have led to a paradigm shift from planning of cardiovascular procedures and surgeries requiring the actual patient in a "brick and mortar" hospital to utilization of the digitalized patient in the virtual hospital. Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) digitalized 3-D patient representation of individual patient anatomy and physiology serves as an avatar allowing for virtual delineation of the most optimal approaches to cardiovascular procedures and surgeries prior to actual hospitalization...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191757/does-previous-laparoscopic-experience-influence-basic-robotic-surgical-skills
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Marcelo Pimentel, Renan Desimon Cabral, Márcio Machado Costa, Brasil Silva Neto, Leandro Totti Cavazzola
OBJECTIVE: Studies addressing the effect of laparoscopic experience on robotic skills have produced conflicting results. This study aimed to compare simulated robotic surgical tasks using the virtual reality simulator dV-Trainer between laparoscopically experienced surgeons and first-year surgical residents. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. Participants completed 4 trials of the following tasks on the dV-Trainer: Peg Board 2, Ring and Rail 1, and Suture Sponge 1...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187103/development-and-evaluation-of-a-continuing-education-program-for-nursing-technicians-at-a-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-in-a-developing-country
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Bruna Cury Borim, Ulisses A Croti, Patricia C Silveira, Carlos H De Marchi, Airton C Moscardini, Patricia Hickey, Kathy Jenkins
BACKGROUND: The nursing profession faces continuous transformations demonstrating the importance of professional continuing education to extend knowledge following technological development without impairing quality of care. Nursing assistants and technicians account for nearly 80% of nursing professionals in Brazil and are responsible for uninterrupted patient care. Extensive knowledge improvement is needed to achieve excellence in nursing care. The objective was to develop and evaluate a continuing education program for nursing technicians at a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) using a virtual learning environment entitled EDUCATE...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
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