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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457388/-case-control-study-of-therapeutic-effects-between-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion-and-conventional-posterior-operation-for-the-treatment-of-upper-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Can-Hua Xu, Zeng-Hui Wu, Rong-Chun Chen, Hong-Fa Zhong, Qing-Shun Zhang, Ning Liu, Bi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes between extreme lateral interbody fusion and conventional posterior operation in the treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Among 60 patients with upper lumbar disc herniation were treated with extreme lateral interbody fusion(XLIF) or conventional posterior operation from June 2010 to December 2014, 30 patients(19 males and 11 females) were treated with XLIF (XLIF group); and the other 30 patients(17 males and 13 females) were treated with conventional posterior operation (conventional group)...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455499/-lateral-closing-wedge-osteotomy-and-modified-cross-pinning-with-external-tension-band-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-cubitus-varus-deformity-in-childrenlateral-closing-wedge-osteotomy-and-modified-cross-pinning-with-external-tension-band-fixation-in-the-treatment
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Chuan Zhang, Zuo-Jun Zhang, Lei Wang, Zhong-Xiao Chang, Lin-Ping Yang, Ming Zhao, Xing-Xing Li, Rui-Ping Feng, Guo-Jie Wang, Xiao-Bo Duan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the therapeutic effects of distal humeral lateral closing wedge osteotomy followed by modified pinning combined with external tension band fixation in the treatment of cubitus varus deformity in children. METHODS: Total 26 adult patients with cubitus varus deformity were treated by operation from March 2011 to June 2015, 15 patients were boys and the other 11 patients were girls, ranging in age from 4 to 13 years, with an average of 7.8 years...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455432/serum-mirna-27a-and-mirna-18b-as-potential-predictive-biomarkers-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Nearmeen M Rashad, Amal S El-Shal, Sally M Shalaby, Salem Y Mohamed
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains the main risk factor for chronic hepatitis (CHC), liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Changes in microRNA (miRNA) profiles can be associated with HCV infection and may either favor or inhibit the virus and/or its complication. Moreover, miRNAs have emerged as key regulators of various cancers including HCC. The aim of this work was to investigate the potentail role of miRNA-27a and miRNA-18b expression levels as non-invasive predictive biomarkers of hepatitis C virus-associated HCC...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455347/a-prospective-comparative-study-of-hip-resurfacing-arthroplasty-and-large-diameter-head-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-younger-patients-a-minimum-of-five-year-follow-up
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Ran Tao, Fan Liu, Ya-Ke Liu, Yue Lu, Hua Xu, Yi Cao, Zhen-Yu Zhou, Wei Wang
INTRODUCTION: Both hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) and large-diameter head metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty (LDH MoM THA) are generally used for young and active patients. A number of comparative studies of HRA and total hip arthroplasty have been published in the literature. However, studies that have compared HRA with LDH MoM THA are rare. The purpose of this study is to compare the mid-term results of HRA with those of LDH MoM THA in young patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2007 and 2011, 68 patients were enrolled in the study and randomized into two groups: HRA group (28 hips) and LDH MoM THA group (40 hips)...
February 18, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453966/gamma-irradiation-inactivates-honey-bee-fungal-microsporidian-and-viral-pathogens-and-parasites
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Michael Simone-Finstrom, Kate Aronstein, Michael Goblirsch, Frank Rinkevich, Lilia de Guzman
Managed honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations are currently facing unsustainable losses due to a variety of factors. Colonies are challenged with brood pathogens, such as the fungal agent of chalkbrood disease, the microsporidian gut parasite Nosema sp., and several viruses. These pathogens may be transmitted horizontally from worker to worker, vertically from queen to egg and via vectors like the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. Despite the fact that these pathogens are widespread and often harbored in wax comb that is reused from year to year and transferred across beekeeping operations, few, if any, universal treatments exist for their control...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453698/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-the-management-of-mycotic-keratitis
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Elif Erdem, Ibrahim Inan Harbiyeli, Hazal Boral, Macit Ilkit, Meltem Yagmur, Reha Ersoz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in addition to topical voriconazole in cases with mycotic keratitis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series in a tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: CXL was performed on 13 patients with mycotic keratitis who presented poor or no response to topical voriconazole treatment. METHODS: The clinical features, symptoms, treatment results and complications were recorded retrospectively...
February 16, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1009-consecutive-patients
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M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447854/risk-factors-associated-complications-for-postoperative-urinary-retention-after-lumbar-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Joshua L Golubovsky, Haariss Ilyas, Jinxiao Chen, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR) is a very common post-operative complication of all surgeries (5 - 70%) that may lead to complications such as urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder over-distention, autonomic dysregulation, and increased postoperative length of stay (LOS). Within the field of spine surgery, the reported incidence of POUR is highly variable (5.6 - 38%). Lack of clear stratification of surgical level, spinal pathology, and inadequate sample size is a major limitation of available studies concerning POUR following spine surgery that may lead to inconsistency in the incidence of POUR and the ability to model its occurrence and consequences...
February 12, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446701/endoscopic-excision-of-benign-facial-masses-in-children-a-review-of-outcomes
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Deshka Foster, Tiffany J Sinclair, Jordan S Taylor, Sanjeev Dutta, Hermann P Lorenz, Matias Bruzoni
PURPOSE: Benign masses of the eyebrow and forehead are common in pediatric patients and can result in facial asymmetry, discomfort, or super-infection. Excision is classically conducted via an incision directly over the mass, which can produce sub-optimal cosmesis. Recently, an endoscopic approach using pediatric brow-lift equipment has been adopted. We reviewed our center's experience with endoscopic removal of benign facial lesions and compared these cases with an equivalent series of open cases...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444981/protein-palmitoylation-plays-an-important-role-in-trichomonas-vaginalis-adherence
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Yesica R Nievas, Ajay A Vashisht, Maria M Corvi, Sebastian Metz, Patricia J Johnson, James A Wohlschlegel, Natalia de Miguel
The flagellated protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is the etiologic agent of trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide. As an obligate extracellular pathogen, adherence to epithelial cells is critical for parasite survival within the human host and a better understanding of this process is a prerequisite for the development of therapies to combat infection. In this sense, recent work has shown S-acylation as a key modification that regulates pathogenesis in different protozoan parasites...
February 14, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441191/studying-the-effects-of-primary-arthroplasty-on-post-treatment-results-among-elderly-patients-with-pertrochanteric-fracture
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Mostafa Shahrezaee, Mohammad Ali Okhovatpour, Mohammad Banasiri, Seyyed Reza Sharifzadeh
Various therapeutic methods are available to treat patients with intertrochantric fracture, which is usually caused by falling down. This complication is usually observed among the elderly, particularly old women. The choice of the proper therapeutic method depends on many factors including patient's condition, type of fracture, and the amount of movement. Hip arthroplasty is one of these therapeutic methods, which have certain advantages and disadvantages. Immediate resumption of walking with the ability of weight toleration and absence of complications such as aseptic necrosis are some advantages of this method...
January 8, 2018: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439774/panniculectomy-after-bariatric-surgical-weight-loss-analysis-of-complications-and-modifiable-risk-factors
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Michael Derickson, Cody Phillips, Morgan Barron, John Kuckelman, Matthew Martin, Mia DeBarros
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery results in massive weight loss, leaving many patients with redundant skin that can cause significant physical and psychosocial limitations. We sought to identify variables associated with postoperative complications and adjuncts associated with the mitigation of postoperative complications. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all post-bariatric surgery patients who underwent panniculectomy over a 10-year period. RESULTS: Total 706 patients included...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437528/impact-of-surgical-site-infections-on-elective-incisional-hernia-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Montserrat Juvany, Carlos Hoyuela, Miguel Trias, Fernando Carvajal, Jordi Ardid, Antoni Martrat
BACKGROUND: Although incisional hernia repair is classified as a clean surgery, it still has a high incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) (0.7%-26.6%). The presence of an SSI could increase early recurrence rates after incisional hernia repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing elective incisional hernia repair with no bowel contamination between January and December 2015 were assessed prospectively. Demographic and surgical data, local post-operative complications, and one-year recurrence rates in patients with and without SSI were compared...
February 13, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433532/is-there-a-difference-in-bleeding-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implant-centrifugal-versus-axial
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Ann C Gaffey, Carol W Chen, Jennifer J Chung, Jason Han, Christian A Bermudez, Joyce Wald, Pavan Atluri
BACKGROUND: Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) have become the standard of care for patients with end stage heart failure. Device reliability has increased, bringing the potential for VAD, compared to transplant, into debate. However, complications continue to limit VADs as first line therapy. Bleeding is a major morbidity. A debate exists as to the difference in bleeding profile between the major centrifugal and axial flow devices. We hypothesized that there would be similar adverse bleeding event profiles between the 2 major CF-LVADs...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433509/prognostic-indicators-in-the-world-health-organization-s-algorithm-for-seriously-ill-hiv-infected-inpatients-with-suspected-tuberculosis
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Rulan Griesel, Annemie Stewart, Helen van der Plas, Welile Sikhondze, Marc Mendelson, Gary Maartens
BACKGROUND: Criteria for the 2007 WHO algorithm for diagnosing tuberculosis among HIV-infected seriously ill patients are the presence of one or more danger signs (respiratory rate > 30/min, heart rate > 120/min, temperature > 39 °C, and being unable to walk unaided) and cough ≥ 14 days. Determining predictors of poor outcomes among HIV-infected inpatients presenting with WHO danger signs could result in improved treatment and diagnostic algorithms. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of inpatients presenting with any duration of cough and WHO danger signs to two regional hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa...
February 12, 2018: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430677/cutaneous-refractile-foreign-body-microemboli-with-intravascular-injection-of-oral-medication
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Nicholas Bercovici, Kristen Russomanno, Frank Santoro, Christopher Scola, Michael Murphy, Zendee Elaba
Injection drug abuse (IDA) is known to cause a spectrum of systemic and cutaneous complications. Despite the increasing incidence of IDA around the world, there is a paucity of literature discussing cutaneous complications from a dermatopathologic perspective. We present a case of a 35-year-old male with a complex medical history of Von Willebrand disease, Behcet's disease and diverticular disease. Following a sigmoidectomy/colostomy for diverticular perforation, he presented with fever and an indurated right arm displaying livedoid purpura...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430495/a-comparison-of-the-postoperative-complications-between-two-drainage-methods-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Fardin Mirzatolooei, Ali Tabrizi, Maryamsadat Mokaram Gargari
Background: The role of wound drainage after total knee arthroplasty is still considered controversial as although closed drainage systems have been believed to be effective in decreasing the post-operative complications, they could also facilitate the bleeding and increase the rate of transfusion and infection. We have conducted the current study to compare the outcomes superficial subcutaneous, one deep, and two deep drain techniques after total knee arthroplasty. Methods: Between 2014 and 2015 sixty consecutive patients were prospectively selected and underwent primary total knee arthroplasty...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429947/hospital-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-for-readmission-following-cytoreductive-surgery-crs-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-for-peritoneal-surface-malignancies
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Yael Dreznik, Aviad Hoffman, Tamar Hamburger, Almog Ben-Yaacov, Yossi Dux, Harel Jacoby, Yaniv Berger, Aviram Nissan, Mordechai Gutman
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and Hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancies is associated with high morbidity. The increased numbers of patients undergoing CRS/HIPEC in recent years mandates risk analysis and quality assurance. However, only scarce data exist regarding causative parameters for readmission. The aim of this study was to assess readmission rates and risk factors associated with readmission. METHODS: A retrospective-cohort study including patients from two high-volume centers who underwent CRS/HIPEC surgery between the years 2007-2016 was performed...
February 8, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429233/-clinical-application-of-vacuum-sealing-drainage-combined-with-chymotrypsin-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-mandibular-osteomyelitis
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L Ma, P Hu, Z Q Wu, X Z Song
This article introduces the combined application of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) and chymotrypsin in the treatment of post-operative mandibular osteomyelitis. The lesion was washed by chymotrypsin (4000U) and saline (500 ml). VSD is effective in the treatment of traumatic mandibular osteomyelitis. This study investigates the effect of VSD combined with chymotrypsin in the treatment of patients with osteomyelitis after mandibular trauma. It is proved that it has a good effect in ensuring drainage, controlling infection and retaining internal fixation, and can create a good environment for fracture healing...
February 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429215/-a-clinican-linical-analysis-of-29-cases-of-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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L Y Xu, G X Lai, Q Hu, L Zhang, D L Liu, G B Zhu, X H Li, H H Shi, C Xu, Y H Yu, Y W Bao, W Chen
Objective: To improve the understanding of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) by analyzing the clinical manifestations, imaging and pathological features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease. Methods: Cases of CPA, proven by microbiological evidence based on pathological study in Fuzhou General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army and Affiliated Fuzhou City First Hospital of Fijian Medical University from January 2006 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 17 males and 12 females, aged 24 to 75 years, mean (42±16) years...
February 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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