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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785940/metabolic-effects-safety-and-acceptability-of-very-low-calorie-ketogenic-dietetic-scheme-on-candidates-for-bariatric-surgery
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Vincenzo Pilone, Salvatore Tramontano, Michele Renzulli, Mafalda Romano, Luigi Cobellis, Tiziano Berselli, Luigi Schiavo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated significant advantages from a preoperative dietetic regimen for candidates to bariatric procedure. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of safety, efficacy, and acceptability of a very low-calorie ketogenic diet in patients before bariatric surgery. SETTING: University Hospital. METHODS: A standardized 30-day sequential preoperative diet regimen has been analyzed, optimizing metabolic response with gradual carbohydrate reintroduction...
March 21, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785083/treatment-of-high-myopia-myopic-astigmatism-with-a-combination-of-wavelight-contoura-with-lyra-protocol-and-wavefront-optimized-treatment
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Manoj Motwani
Purpose: The aim of this article was to demonstrate how WaveLight Contoura and wavefront optimization (WFO) can be used together to treat high myopia/myopic astigmatism corrections. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 24 consecutive myopic/myopic astigmatism eyes that exceeded the Contoura labeling of -8.00 with -3.00 D of astigmatism. Residual correction after Contoura with Layer Yolked Reduction of Astigmatism protocol was treated with WFO Contoura LASIK correction...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784621/endoscope-assisted-retrosigmoid-approach-in-hemifacial-spasm-our-experience
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Giampietro Ricci, Arianna Di Stadio, Luca D'Ascanio, Ruggero La Penna, Franco Trabalzini, Antonio Della Volpe, Jacques Magnan
INTRODUCTION: The use of surgical decompression of facial hemispasm due to the loop in the internal auditory canal is not always accepted due to the risk related to the surgical procedure. Currently a new surgical technique allows surgeons to work in safer conditions. OBJECTIVE: To report the results with endoscope-assisted retrosigmoid approach for facial nerve microvascular decompression in hemifacial spasm due to neurovascular conflict. The surgical technique is described...
May 9, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783007/intracranial-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-report-of-16-cases
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Xiujian Ma, Ke Wang, Teng-Xian Guo, Liang Wang, Da Li, Shu-Yu Hao, Gui-Jun Jia, Wang Jia, Jun-Ting Zhang, Li-Wei Zhang, Zhen Wu
OBJECTIVES: Limited data about intracranial mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) are available. The goal of this study was to report the clinical characteristics, challenges in management and poor outcomes of intracranial MCS. METHODS: Clinical data of 16 patients with MCS were reviewed retrospectively to evaluate their clinical characteristics, management and outcomes. RESULTS: This study included 11 male and 5 female patients with a mean age of 22...
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782453/a-robust-approach-to-implementing-fascia-iliaca-compartment-nerve-blocks-in-hip-fracture-patients
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Mark G Williams, Zachary Jeffery, Henry W Corner, John Charity, Marina Quantick, Natalie Sartin
BACKGROUND: A clear imperative exists to optimize the preoperative pain management of hip fracture patients. Increasingly, fascia iliaca compartment blocks (FICBs) are being effectively utilized as an adjunct to oral analgesia in the emergency department. PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility, safety, and delivery rate when junior doctors and specialist nurses are trained in FICBs delivery, alongside the introduction of a step-by-step proforma. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of hip fractures patients presenting preinterventions (n = 138) between October and December 2014 and postinterventions (n = 246) between April and August 2015...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778855/myocardial-strain-in-prediction-of-outcomes-after-surgery-for-severe-mitral-regurgitation
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Hyue Mee Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, In-Chang Hwang, Hong-Mi Choi, Jun-Bean Park, Yeonyee E Yoon, Hyung-Kwan Kim
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether global longitudinal strain (GLS) is a better predictor of clinical events after surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) than conventional parameters. BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for surgery is guided by left ventricular (LV) dimension or left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), even though normal LVEF can mask depressed LV systolic function in severe mitral MR. METHODS: From 2006 to 2016, 506 patients (age 58...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777671/surgical-management-and-outcomes-of-ebstein-anomaly-in-neonates-and-infants-a-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-analysis
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Kimberly A Holst, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh M Said, Ryan R Davies, Christian Pizarro, Christopher Knott-Craig, T K Susheel Kumar, Vaughn Starnes, S Ram Kumar, Sara K Pasquali, Dylan P Thibault, James M Meza, Kevin D Hill, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Ebstein anomaly (EA) encompasses a broad spectrum of morphology and clinical presentation. Those who are symptomatic early in infancy are generally at highest risk, but there are limited data regarding multi-centric practice patterns and outcomes. We analyzed multi-institutional data concerning operations and outcomes in neonates and infants with EA. METHODS: Index operations reported in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (2010-2016) were potentially eligible for inclusion...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776408/pre-and-intra-operative-predictors-of-postoperative-hospital-length-of-stay-in-patients-undergoing-radical-prostatectomy-for-prostate-cancer-in-china-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Qingmei Huang, Ping Jiang, Lina Feng, Liping Xie, Shuo Wang, Dan Xia, Baihua Shen, Baiye Jin, Li Zheng, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Hospital length of stay (LOS) has recently been receiving increasing attention as a marker of medical resource consumption. Identifying predictors of longer LOS can better equip doctors to counsel patients and facilitate more efficient patient flow and utilization of medical resources. The objective of this study was to identify pre- and intra-operative risk factors for postoperative hospital LOS in patients who had undergone radical prostatectomy in China. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of 793 eligible patients with prostate cancer who had undergone radical prostatectomy in our institution between January 2011 and March 2016...
May 18, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773431/preoperative-frailty-assessment-predicts-loss-of-independence-after-vascular-surgery
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Graham W Donald, Amir A Ghaffarian, Farid Isaac, Larry W Kraiss, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Mark R Sarfati, Julie L Beckstrom, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: Frailty, a clinical syndrome associated with loss of metabolic reserves, is prevalent among patients who present to vascular surgery clinics for evaluation. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a rapid assessment method shown to be highly specific for identifying frail patients. In this study, we sought to evaluate whether the preoperative CFS score could be used to predict loss of independence after major vascular procedures. METHODS: We identified all patients living independently at home who were prospectively assessed using the CFS before undergoing an elective major vascular surgery procedure (admitted for >24 hours) at an academic medical center between December 2015 and December 2017...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772949/lack-of-consensus-on-optimal-acetabular-cup-orientation-because-of-variation-in-assessment-methods-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
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Thom E Snijders, Koen Willemsen, Steven M van Gaalen, Rene M Castelein, Harrie Weinans, Arthur de Gast
INTRODUCTION: Dislocation is one of the main reasons for revision of total hip arthroplasty but dislocation rates have not changed in the past decades, compromising patients' well-being. Acetabular cup orientation plays a key role in implant stability and has been widely studied. This article investigates whether there is a consensus on optimal cup orientation, which is necessary when using a navigation system. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature in the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases was performed (March 2017) to identify articles that investigated the direct relationship between cup orientation and dislocation, including a thorough evaluation of postoperative cup orientation assessment methods...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772320/predictive-factors-of-silent-brain-infarcts-after-asymptomatic-carotid-endarteriectomy
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Rémy Pascot, Benjamin Parat, Yann Le Teurnier, Gilles Godet, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Yann Gouëffic, Eric Steinmetz, Alain Cardon, Adrien Kaladji
BACKGROUND: The optimization of medical treatment regularly challenges the role of carotid surgery for asymptomatic patients. Current research seeks to determine which of these patients will benefit most from surgery. The goal of this study was to identify in a multi-center study, using MRI, the risk factors for postoperative silent cerebral ischemic lesions after carotid surgery for asymptomatic stenosis METHODS: The multicenter, retrospective study included patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis suitable for surgical treatment and who did not have a history of cerebral ischemia...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770779/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-the-expression-of-hormone-receptors-and-ki-67-in-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-525-patients
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Yu-Tuan Wu, Xin Li, Lin-Jie Lu, Lu Gan, Wei Dai, Yan-Ling Shi, Vishnu Prasad Adhikari, Kai-Nan Wu, Ling-Quan Kong
This study was designed to investigate the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the expression of hormone receptors and ki67 in Chinese female breast cancer patients. The expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and Ki67 among 525 neoadjuvant chemotherapy cases was studied by immunohistochemistry (IHC). Differences between specimens made through preoperative core needle biopsy (CB) and excised tissue biopsy (EB) were observed. The positive rates of ER, PR and Ki67 in CB and EB were 65...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770368/multi-label-inductive-matrix-completion-for-joint-mgmt-and-idh1-status-prediction-for-glioma-patients
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Lei Chen, Han Zhang, Kim-Han Thung, Luyan Liu, Junfeng Lu, Jinsong Wu, Qian Wang, Dinggang Shen
MGMT promoter methylation and IDH1 mutation in high-grade gliomas (HGG) have proven to be the two important molecular indicators associated with better prognosis. Traditionally, the statuses of MGMT and IDH1 are obtained via surgical biopsy, which is laborious, invasive and time-consuming. Accurate presurgical prediction of their statuses based on preoperative imaging data is of great clinical value towards better treatment plan. In this paper, we propose a novel Multi-label Inductive Matrix Completion (MIMC) model, highlighted by the online inductive learning strategy, to jointly predict both MGMT and IDH1 statuses...
September 2017: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768384/therapeutic-experience-of-severe-and-recurrent-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-a-patient-on-hemodialysis-for-18-years-a-case-report
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Mingwen Zhu, Zongming Zhang, Fangcai Lin, Jieping Miao, Pei Wang, Chong Zhang, Hongwei Yu, Hai Deng, Zhuo Liu, Limin Liu, Baijiang Wan, Haiyan Yang, Mengmeng Song, Yue Zhao, Nan Jiang, Zichao Zhang, Zhenya Zhang, Lijie Pan
INTRODUCTION: For patients with refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), parathyroidectomy (PTX) has received increasing attention. However, evidence-based medicine shows that there is still controversy regarding surgical methods, efficacy, and safety. We retrospectively analyzed the process of diagnosis and treatment in one patient with severe SHPT and long-term chronic renal failure (CRF), so as to further improve the therapeutic effect. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old female with SHPT and CRF manifested as no urine for 18 years, underwent PTX 4 times since September 2010, with satisfactory final recovery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768257/systemic-immune-inflammation-index-sii-is-useful-to-predict-survival-outcomes-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-hangzhou-criteria
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Hongyuan Fu, Jun Zheng, Jianye Cai, Kaining Zeng, Jia Yao, Liang Chen, Hui Li, Jiebin Zhang, Yingcai Zhang, Hui Zhao, Yang Yang
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII), a novel prognostic biomarker based on peripheral lymphocyte, neutrophil, and platelet counts, is associated with poor prognosis for several tumors. However, the prognostic value of SII in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who undergo liver transplantation (LT) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between SII and prognosis in these patients. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 150 patients with HCC who underwent LT within the Hangzhou criteria...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765248/preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-prognostic-predictor-after-curative-intent-surgery-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-developing-country
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Danijel Galun, Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Jelena Djokic Kovac, Predrag Bulajic, Zlatibor Loncar, Marinko Zuvela
Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate a prognostic value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on long-term survival of cirrhotic and noncirrhotic hepatocellular cancer (HCC) patients managed by a curative-intent liver surgery in a developing country. Patients and methods: During the study period between November 1, 2001, and December 31, 2012, 109 patients underwent potentially curative hepatectomy for HCC. Data were retrospectively reviewed from the prospectively collected database...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764458/cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-implant-dentistry-recommendations-for-clinical-use
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Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon, Marina Codari, Bassam Hassan, Michael M Bornstein
BACKGROUND: In implant dentistry, three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be realised by dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), offering volumetric data on jaw bones and teeth with relatively low radiation doses and costs. The latter may explain why the market has been steadily growing since the first dental CBCT system appeared two decades ago. More than 85 different CBCT devices are currently available and this exponential growth has created a gap between scientific evidence and existing CBCT machines...
May 15, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762115/effects-of-accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-duty-hour-regulations-on-clinical-preparedness-of-first-year-orthopaedic-attendings-a-survey-of-senior-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Steven T DiSegna, Timothy D Kelley, Deborah M DeMarco, Abhay R Patel
It is unclear how the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) resident duty hour restriction has affected attending orthopaedic surgeons in their first year of practice. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical preparedness of first-year orthopaedic attending surgeons who trained with ACGME duty hour regulations versus those trained without regulations. Senior orthopaedic surgeons with greater than 10 years of experience were surveyed and results indicate that first-year attendings who trained with ACGME duty hour regulations required more supervision reviewing cases preoperatively, required more assistance completing operative cases, had inferior technical skills, had more major operative complications, had poorer physical exam skills, and delivered an inferior quality of care...
2018: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761114/preoperative-promis-scores-predict-postoperative-outcomes-after-primary-acl-reconstruction
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Raymond E Chen, M Owen Papuga, Ilya Voloshin, Gregg T Nicandri, John P Goldblatt, Robert D Bronstein, Lucien M Rouse, Michael D Maloney
Background: PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) scores in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been fully described in the literature to date. The ability of preoperative patient-reported outcome scores to directly predict postoperative outcomes in patients who undergo primary ACL reconstruction is unknown. Hypothesis: Postoperative PROMIS physical function (PF), pain interference (PI), and depression (D) scores in patients who undergo ACL reconstruction will show improvement when compared with preoperative scores...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760805/preoperative-scc-ag-and-thrombocytosis-as-predictive-markers-for-pelvic-lymphatic-metastasis-of-squamous-cervical-cancer-in-early-figo-stage
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Fan Xu, Yanfang Li, Liangsheng Fan, Jing Ma, Lan Yu, Hongyan Yi, Xiaojing Chen, Wenfei Wei, Peng Wu, Li Liang, Huiquan Hu, Hui Xing, Wei Wang
Objectives: To explore the clinical significance of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) and thrombocytosis to predict pelvic lymphatic metastasis (PLM) of squamous cervical cancer (SCC) in International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages IA-IIA. Methods: A retrospective clinicopathologic review of 782 patients of a primary cohort in three Chinese hospitals from 2010 to 2015, and 407 patients of a validation cohort in another institution from 2015 to 2017. A receiver operating characteristic curve was used to determine the optimal SCC-Ag threshold to predict PLM in the groups...
2018: Journal of Cancer
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