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Frederic Picard, Angela Deakin, Navin Balasubramanian, Alberto Gregori
In this review, we outlined the definition of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in total knee replacement (TKR) and described the different surgical approaches reported in the literature. Afterwards, we went through the most recent studies assessing MIS TKR. Next, we searched for potential limitations of MIS knee replacement and tried to answer the following questions: Are there selective criteria and specific patient selection for MIS knee surgery? If there are, then what are they? After all, a discussion and conclusion completed this article...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Mustafa Zakkar, Vito Domanico Bruno, Alexandru Ciprian Visan, Stephanie Curtis, Gianni Angelini, Emmanuel Lansac, Serban Stoica
Aortic valve replacement is the gold standard for the management of patients with severe aortic stenosis or mixed pathology that is not amenable to repair according to currently available guidelines. Such a simplified approach may be suitable for many patients, but it is far from ideal for young adults considering emerging evidence demonstrating that conventional valve replacement in this cohort of patients is associated with inferior long-term survival when compared to the general population. Moreover; the utilisation of mechanical and bioprosthetic valves can significantly impact on quality and is linked to increased rates of morbidities...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
Indranil Saha, Kamirul Islam, Bobby Paul, Tapas Kumar Som
Background: Tobacco kills half of its users, with smoking and smokeless tobacco killing nearly 6 million people worldwide - one death every 6 s in each year. Use of tobacco over time causes a physical and psychological addiction due to the presence of nicotine. To find out the level of nicotine dependence among adult (18 years and above) tobacco users and the factors responsible for it. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted among 128 current tobacco users in an urban slum of Burdwan District, West Bengal, India...
October 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, Poonam Patel, Joanna Bovis, Adele Cowper, Philip Socrates Pastides, Alison Hulme, Stuart Evans, Charles Stewart
AIM: To determine if ketamine sedation is a safe and cost effective way of treating displaced paediatric radial and ulna fractures in the emergency department. METHODS: Following an agreed interdepartmental protocol, fractures of the radius and ulna (moderately to severely displaced) in children between the age of 2 and 16 years old, presenting within a specified 4 mo period, were manipulated in our paediatric emergency department. Verbal and written consent was obtained prior to procedural sedation to ensure parents were informed and satisfied to have ketamine...
March 18, 2018: World Journal of Orthopedics
Stephanie M Topp, Anjali Sharma, Clement N Moonga, Chisele Chileshe, George Magwende, German Henostroza
Introduction: In 2013, the Zambian Correctional Service (ZCS) partnered with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia on the Zambian Prisons Health System Strengthening project, seeking to tackle structural, organisational and cultural weaknesses within the prison health system. We present findings from a nested evaluation of the project impact on high, mid-level and facility-level health governance and health service arrangements in the Zambian Correctional Service. Methods: Mixed methods were used, including document review, indepth interviews with ministry (11) and prison facility (6) officials, focus group discussions (12) with male and female inmates in six of the eleven intervention prisons, and participant observation during project workshops and meetings...
2018: BMJ Global Health
Abdullah Mousa Khamaiseh
Background: Head lice, a common social and health problem among all age groups, is especially widespread among school-aged children. Aims: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of pediculosis capitis among governmental primary school students in Southern Jordan and its related risk factors. Settings and Design: A sample of 500 primary schools students aged 6-12 from two male and two female public primary schools in four educational directorates were selected randomly in this cross-sectional study...
January 2018: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
K G Gopakumar, T Priyakumari, Manjusha Nair, P Kusumakumary
In India, the clinical guidelines and laws governing consent for blood transfusion in a minor are meager and vague. In an elective situation, whether the parents can make a decision for the child on his/her behalf or whether the doctor has the right to make the decision in the best interests of the child is not clear. We present the case scenario of a child belonging to Jehovah's Witness denomination diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. His parents were in a dilemma whether to opt for blood transfusion or not. In the absence of laws and guidelines in this context, and considering the complications that he developed during the treatment period, it was very challenging for us to manage the situation both medically and medico-legally...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Dheeraj Khetan, Rahul Katharia, Hem Chandra Pandey, Rajendra Chaudhary, Rajesh Harsvardhan, Hemchandra Pandey, Atul Sonkar
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion chain can be divided into three phases: preanalytical (patient bedside), analytical (steps done at transfusion services), and postanalytical (bedside). Majority (~70%) of events due to blood transfusion have been attributed to errors in bedside blood administration practices. Survey of bedside transfusion practices (pre-analytical and post analytical phase) was done to assess awareness and compliance to guidelines regarding requisition and administration of blood components...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Lindsay A Thompson, Rebeccah Mercado, Thomas Martinko, Ratna Acharya
BACKGROUND: While adolescents can receive confidential health care without parental or guardian notification, they are rarely asked about their experiences and opinions regarding their care because participation in research often requires parental consent. Anonymous research with adolescents via confidential patient portals may ameliorate this research gap. OBJECTIVE: Because use of a confidential online adolescent patient portal is high at our academic institution, we hypothesized that adolescents would also respond to survey-based research via the portal, especially if asked anonymously and without parental consent...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
J S Litt, K Alaimo, M Buchenau, A Villalobos, D H Glueck, T Crume, L Fahnestock, R F Hamman, J R Hebert, T G Hurley, J Leiferman, K Li
BACKGROUND: Engaging in health-promoting behaviors (e.g., healthy fruit- and vegetable-rich diet, physical activity) and living in supportive social and built environments are consistently and significantly associated with reductions in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Interventions to change diet and physical activity behaviors should aim to educate individuals, change the environments in which people live, work and recreate, improve access, availability, and affordability of healthy foods, and create safe places the facilitate active lifestyles...
March 18, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
M A Gharaei, Y Xue, K Mustafa, S A Lie, I Fristad
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is of utmost importance for tissue regeneration and repair. Human dental pulp stromal cells (hDPSCs) possess angiogenic potential, as they secrete paracrine factors that may alter the host microenvironment. However, more insight into how hDPSCs guide endothelial cells (ECs) in a paracrine fashion is yet to be obtained. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the effect(s) of conditioned medium derived from hDPSCs (hDPSC-CM) on EC behavior in vitro. METHODS: hDPSCs were harvested from third molars scheduled for surgical removal under informed consent...
March 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Isra Black, Ásgeir Rúnar Helgason
BACKGROUND: Morbidity arising from unprepared bereavement is a problem that affects close personal relations of individuals at the end-of-life. The bereavement studies literature demonstrates that a lack of preparedness for a loved one's death is a risk factor for secondary psychological morbidity among survivors. Short awareness time of death negatively correlates to preparedness for bereavement. The absence of disclosure of end-of-life diagnosis and prognosis to close personal relations ('death talk') between patients and loved ones, or health professionals and loved ones, may contribute to short awareness time of death...
March 21, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
Mahdi Shahriari, Naser Honar, Ali Yousefi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an enteropathy caused by dietary gluten. The combination of serologic, genetic and histologic data has led to description of other categories of this disease. OBJECTIVE: There are a number of patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) that do not respond to iron treatment and may be repeated for many times, Therefore, we aimed to investigate celiac disease in this group. METHODS: In this cross sectional transverse prospective study from August 2011 to February 2013, in a Pediatric care clinic affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 184 children including 92 IDA patients who responded to treatment using iron supplement, 45 non-responding iron deficient patients, and 47 healthy individuals, with the maximum age of 18 years, with written consent from their parents, participated in serologic screening (with Anti-TTG antibody and anti-Endomysial antibody) for celiac disease...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
David Sturgeon
Over the past four decades, UK governments have moved towards an increasingly pro-market model of healthcare provision. Under this system, patients are not only encouraged, but expected, to take increasing responsibility for healthcare decision-making and the risks that it might entail. This article investigate how and why patients make choices about their health care and how service providers help facilitate this. Between October 2014 and May 2015, the researcher was embedded as an emergency nurse practitioner at two minor injury units in order to undertake direct and participant observation...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Kofi Asiedu, Samuel Kyei, Selassie K Dzasimatu, Enyam K A Morny
SIGNIFICANCE: This study showed a high frequency of nonobvious obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction, which can be detected only via the expression of the meibomian glands. The study advocates that meibomian gland expressibility should be a routine part of the clinical examination of patients especially those with dry eyes to avoid missing meibomian gland dysfunction among a youthful population. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of meibomian gland dysfunction including asymptomatic and symptomatic meibomian gland dysfunction and obvious and nonobvious obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction among a youthful population in Ghana...
March 21, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Jonpaul Nevin, Mark Waldron, Stephen Patterson, Paul Smith, Mike Price, Alex Hunt
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of an 8-week concurrent strength and endurance training programme in comparison to endurance training only on several key determinants of hand cycling performance. Five H4 and five H3 classified hand cyclists with at least one year's hand cycling training history consented to participate in the study. Subjects underwent a battery of tests to establish body mass, body composition, VO2peak, maximum aerobic power, gross mechanical efficiency, maximal upper body strength, and 30 km time trial performance...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
V Capo-Chichi, E Ouendo, F Champagne
As part of the fight against HIV-AIDS, an effort was made at the ethical component, namely that there are legal texts, institutional and ethical. There are ethics committees (three) that give reasoned opinions on study protocols and are endeavoring to raise awareness of the actors. But we note that there is not yet a real ownership and adoption of ethical practice by them. This study targeted research projects on HIV-AIDS and centers supported PLHIV in order to analyze ethical issues : 1) the method of recruitment of participants and beneficiaries ; 2) obtaining informed consent from them ; 2) measures of confidentiality and anonymity ; 3) the integrity of staff of these projects and centers and conflicts of interest...
May 22, 2017: Journal International de Bioéthique et D'éthique des Sciences
Christophe Longuet, Solveig Fenet, François Hirsch, Katherine Littler
On the 5th of November 2015, the Inserm Ethics Committee, Fondation Mérieux and the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR), organized a workshop at Les Pensières, Annecy, France, bringing together more than thirty scientists and ethicists, from twenty countries around the world, to debate the way to ensure better sharing of data and biological samples collected during trials in countries with limited resources.Propositions were made to improve the practices of different stakeholders of scientific research (researchers, members of ethics committees, key community representatives) and policy makers (ministers, funding agencies), on the following issues :How to foster equitable scientific collaborations in international research projects ?How to protect the interests of the study participants when sharing data and biological samples ?How to ensure appropriate information and obtain informed consent from individuals with different cultures and levels of education ?In this publication on the use of ?big data? in health, this report from the workshop of November 5, focuses on the aspects related to the sharing of research data...
October 27, 2017: Journal International de Bioéthique et D'éthique des Sciences
Richter Razafindratsimandresy, Ondrej Mach, Jean-Michel Heraud, Barivola Bernardson, William C Weldon, M Steven Oberste, Roland W Sutter
Background: Vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV) outbreaks typically occur in areas of low poliovirus immunity. Madagascar successfully eradicated wild poliovirus in 1997; however, multiple VDPV outbreaks have occurred since then, and numerous vaccination campaigns have been carried out to control the VDPV outbreaks. We conducted a survey of poliovirus neutralizing antibodies among Malagasy children to assess performance of vaccination campaigns and estimate the risk of future VDPV outbreaks...
March 2018: Heliyon
Mahnaz Solhi, Hanieh Jormand
Background: Health literacy is one of the major determinants of health promotion among individuals and within society. Objective: The present study is aimed to determine the health literacy status of office employees in Shemiranat using the native instruments of health literacy for Iranian adults (HELIA). Methods: The present descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study was done in 2016-17. It was conducted on 360 office employees in Shemiranat...
December 2017: Electronic Physician
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