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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342292/clinical-utility-of-the-global-anti-phospholipid-syndrome-score-for-risk-stratification-a-pooled-analysis
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Savino Sciascia, Massimo Radin, Giovanni Sanna, Irene Cecchi, Dario Roccatello, Maria Laura Bertolaccini
Objective: Recently, our group conceived a risk score for clinical manifestations of APS (the global APS score, or GAPSS) that takes into account the combination of independent cardiovascular risk factors and the aPL positivity profile. These include hyperlipidaemia, arterial hypertension, aCL, anti-β2 glycoprotein-I, aPS-PT and the LA. A complementary version, the adjusted GAPSS (aGAPSS), which excludes aPS-PT, was also designed. The aim of our study was to systematically review the literature to assess the clinical utility of the GAPSS and aGAPSS for risk stratification of any APS clinical manifestation...
January 12, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342049/the-impact-of-the-transcanal-endoscopic-approach-and-mastoid-preservation-on-recurrence-of-primary-acquired-attic-cholesteatoma
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Livio Presutti, Lukas Anschuetz, Alessia Rubini, Marco Ruberto, Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Marco Dematte, Marco Caversaccio, Daniele Marchioni
OBJECTIVE: We aim to investigate the factors associated with recurrent disease following surgery for primary acquired attic cholesteatoma. We hypothesize that minimal invasive, mucosal sparing operation techniques have beneficial effects on the outcome in terms of recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 110 patients presenting with primary acquired attic cholesteatoma were enrolled in the study...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342018/mini-or-less-open-sublay-operation-milos-a-new-minimally-invasive-technique-for-the-extraperitoneal-mesh-repair-of-incisional-hernias
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Wolfgang Reinpold, Michael Schröder, Cigdem Berger, Jennifer Nehls, Alexander Schröder, Martin Hukauf, Ferdinand Köckerling, Reinhard Bittner
OBJECTIVE: Improvement of ventral hernia repair. BACKGROUND: Despite the use of mesh and other recent improvements, the currently popular techniques of ventral hernia repair have specific disadvantages and risks. METHODS: We developed the endoscopically assisted mini- or less-open sublay (MILOS) concept. The operation is performed transhernially via a small incision with light-holding laparoscopic instruments either under direct, or endoscopic visualization...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341832/racial-differences-in-21-gene-recurrence-scores-among-patients-with-hormone-receptor-positive-node-negative-breast-cancer
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Andreana N Holowatyj, Michele L Cote, Julie J Ruterbusch, Kristina Ghanem, Ann G Schwartz, Fawn D Vigneau, David H Gorski, Kristen S Purrington
Purpose The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) breast cancer assay is clinically used to quantify risk of 10-year distant recurrence by category (low, < 18; intermediate, 18 to 30; high, ≥ 31) for treatment management among women diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative, lymph node-negative breast cancer. Although non-Hispanic black (NHB) women have worse prognosis compared with non-Hispanic white (NHW) women, the equivalency of 21-gene RS across racial groups remains unknown...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341446/carboxytherapy-for-treatment-of-localized-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-clinical-and-histopathologic-evaluation
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Abeer Mostafa Kamel, Rania Abdelghani
BACKGROUND: Multiple treatment options are introduced in treatment of chronic localized plaque psoriasis but with poor adherence and poor patients' satisfaction resulting in poor treatment outcome. OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we investigated the safety and efficacy of carboxytherapy in treatment of chronic localized plaque psoriasis. METHODS: Thirty adult patients with chronic localized plaque psoriasis were enrolled in this study. The patients received carboxytherapy injection once/week for 8 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341202/risk-factors-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-recurrence-after-single-incision-sling
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Stefania Palmieri, Matteo Frigerio, Federico Spelzini, Stefano Manodoro, Rodolfo Milani
AIMS: The aim of the study was to identify in a pure stress urinary incontinence (SUI) population risk factors for recurrence after single-incision slings (SIS). METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed women with complaints of SUI symptoms and urodynamically proven SUI. Exclusion criteria were recurrent SUI, overactive bladder syndrome/detrusor overactivity, preoperative postvoid residual >100 mL, reduced urethral mobility (<10° at the Q-tip test), concomitant anterior prolapse >I stage and previous history of radical pelvic surgery...
January 17, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340828/hiatal-hernia-recurrence-following-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-and-posterior-cruroplasty-intermediate-term-outcomes
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Kais A Rona, James M Tatum, Joerg Zehetner, Katrin Schwameis, Carol Chow, Kamran Samakar, Adrian Dobrowolsky, Caitlin C Houghton, Nikolai Bildzukewicz, John C Lipham
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported short-term outcomes after hiatal hernia repair (HHR) at the time of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Here we report intermediate-term outcomes and hernia recurrence rate after concomitant MSA and HHR. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent repair of a hiatal hernia 3 cm or larger at the time of MSA implantation between May 2009 and December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340815/comparison-between-submucosal-tunneling-endoscopic-resection-and-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-enucleation-for-esophageal-submucosal-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-layer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ningli Chai, Chen Du, Ying Gao, Xiaotong Niu, Yaqi Zhai, Enqiang Linghu, Yang Liu, Bo Yang, Zhongsheng Lu, Zhenjuan Li, Xiangdong Wang, Ping Tang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Surgical resection is considered the first treatment option for submucosal tumors (SMTs) originating from the muscularis propria layer while submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) is proved to be a safe and effective method for treating SMTs. This study aimed to compare video-assisted thoracoscopic enucleation (VATE) with STER for treating esophageal SMTs. METHODS: Sixty-six patients with small esophageal SMTs were prospectively randomized from July 2014 to December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340726/prognostic-prediction-models-for-resection-of-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-korean-multicenter-study
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Shin Hwang, Jae-Won Joh, Hee Jung Wang, Dong Goo Kim, Kyung Sik Kim, Kyung-Suk Suh, Seong Hoon Kim, Hee Chul Yu, Chol Kyoon Cho, Young-Joo Lee, Ki-Hun Kim, Jong Man Kim, Bong-Wan Kim, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND: We developed a prognostic prediction model (PPM) using 4 factors for hepatic resection (HR) of large hepatic cellular carcinoma (HCC). Multiplication of α-fetoprotein (AFP), des-γ-carboxy prothrombin, and tumor volume (TV) (ADV score) is a surrogate marker for post-resection prognosis. This study intended to validate the predictive power of 4-factor PPM and to develop new ADV score-based PPM. METHODS: A total of 526 patients who underwent HR for solitary HCC ≥ 8 cm were selected from 9 Korean institutions between 2008 and 2014...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340038/diagnostic-performance-of-68gallium-psma-11-pet-ct-to-detect-significant-prostate-cancer-and-comparison-with-18fec-pet-ct
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Manuela A Hoffmann, Matthias Miederer, Helmut J Wieler, Christian Ruf, Frank M Jakobs, Mathias Schreckenberger
Background: Radiolabeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has proven to be a highly accurate method to detect recurrence and metastases of prostate cancer, but only sparse data is available about its performance in the diagnosis of clinically significant primary prostate cancer. Methods: We compared 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in 25 patients with 18FEC PET/CT in 40 patients with suspected prostate carcinoma based on an increased PSA level.The PET/CT results were compared with the histopathologic Gleason Score (GS) of biopsies...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340021/a-novel-messenger-rna-signature-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-predicting-relapse-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Guodong Shi, Jingjing Zhang, Zipeng Lu, Dongfang Liu, Yang Wu, Pengfei Wu, Jie Yin, Hao Yuan, Qicong Zhu, Lei Chen, Yue Fu, Yunpeng Peng, Yan Wang, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) death rate and recurrence rate have remained obstinately high. Current methods can not satisfy the need of predicting cancer relapse accurately. Utilizing expression profiles of 10 GEO datasets (N = 774), we identified 154 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between PDAC and normal pancreas tissue or paracancerous tissue. Next we built a 16-mRNA-based signature by means of the LASSO COX regression model. We also validated the prognostic value of the signature. Patients were classified into high-risk and low-risk group according to the signature risk score; 1 year RFS was 45% (95% CI: 31...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339848/habitual-patellar-dislocation-in-children-results-of-surgical-treatment-by-modified-four-in-one-technique
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Ravi Mittal, Avtar Singh Balawat, Vikrant Manhas, Amit Roy, Navin Kumar Singh
Background: Habitual patellar dislocation is a rare condition affecting children. The growth plates are open in children and any surgical intervention should take that in to consideration. We are describing a modified four in one technique for habitual patellar dislocation, which is a soft tissue procedure without the use of any implant. Method: In this study we included 6 children (4 females and 2 males) with open growth plates, which were diagnosed with habitual patellar dislocation...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337779/does-ventral-rectopexy-improve-pelvic-floor-function-in-the-long-term
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Johanna Mäkelä-Kaikkonen, Tero Rautio, Matti Kairaluoma, Monika Carpelan-Holmström, Jyrki Kössi, Anna Rautio, Pasi Ohtonen, Jyrki Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Information is needed on long-term functional results, sequelas, and outcome predictors for laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term function postventral rectopexy in patients with external rectal prolapse or internal rectal prolapse in a large cohort and to identify the possible effects of patient-related factors and operative technical details on patient-reported outcomes. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review with a cross-sectional questionnaire study...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337770/survival-benefit-of-japanese-extended-lymphadenectomy-for-clinically-node-negative-and-node-positive-colorectal-cancers
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Akira Ouchi, Koji Komori, Kenya Kimura, Takashi Kinoshita, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: The impact of extended lymphadenectomy for colorectal cancer is still not sufficiently clear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the survival benefit of extended lymphadenectomy compared with nonextended lymphadenectomy for clinically node-negative and node-positive colorectal cancers. DESIGN: The present study was a retrospective cohort study that used prospectively collected data and a propensity score matching method...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337179/surgical-treatment-of-recurrent-varicose-veins-in-the-lower-limbs-associated-with-endovascular-treatment-of-iliac-vein-stenosis
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Jie Kong, Peng Liu, Jinyong Li, Xueqiang Fan, Jianyan Wen, Jianbin Zhang, Rongwei Xu, Yiyao Cui, Xia Zhen, Zhidong Ye
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with endovascular surgery for recurrent varicose veins (RVV) of the lower limbs combined with the iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 6 patients with RVVs combined with IVCS who were admitted to our hospital between January 2007 and December 2014. Transfemoral venography was performed to confirm IVCS. Balloon dilation and stent placement were successful in all 6 patients...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336928/tackling-the-recurrence-of-clostridium-difficile-infection
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N Petrosillo
The pathogenesis of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is still poorly understood. The risk of recurrence is approximately 20% after an initial CDI episode and dramatically increases with subsequent CDI recurrences. Several factors may play a role in recurrent CDI (rCDI), including conditions influencing germination, metabolic pathways that influence toxin production of C. difficile, and the microbiota composition offering protection against colonization and disease caused by C. difficile. Paradoxically, the currently recommended treatment for acute symptomatic CDI, i...
January 11, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336753/randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-low-density-versus-high-density-meshes-in-patients-with-bilateral-inguinal-hernia
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Jose Luis Porrero Carro, Sol Villar Riu, Beatriz Ramos Lojo, Lucia Latorre, Maria Teresa Alonso Garcia, Benito Alcaide Pardo, Oscar Bonachia Naranjo, Alberto Marcos Herrero, Carlos Sanchez Cabezudo, Esther Quiros Herreras
We present a randomized clinical trial to compare postoperative pain, complications, feeling of a foreign body, and recurrence between heavyweight and lightweight meshes in patients with bilateral groin hernia. Sixty-seven patients with bilateral hernia were included in our study. In each patient, the side of the lightweight mesh was decided by random numbers table. Pain score was measured by visual analogue scale, on 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th postoperative day, and one year after the surgery. There were no statistically significative differences between both meshes in postoperative complications...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335894/management-of-periprosthetic-shoulder-infections-with-the-use-of-a-permanent-articulating-antibiotic-spacer
#18
Antonio Pellegrini, Claudio Legnani, Vittorio Macchi, Enzo Meani
INTRODUCTION: Management of periprosthetic shoulder infections (PSIs) still remains challenging. We conducted a retrospective case study to assess the outcomes of definitive articulating antibiotic spacer implantation in a cohort of elderly, low-demanding patients. We hypothesized that in patients with low functional demands seeking pain relief with chronic PSIs, treatment with a definitive articulating antibiotic spacer would lead to satisfying results concerning eradication of the infection, improvement of pain, and improving shoulder function...
January 15, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335082/-a-comparative-analysis-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-with-or-without-abnormal-findings-on-cranial-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jian-Zhao Zhang, Qian Chen, Ping Zheng, Li-Na Xie, Xiao-Li Yi, Hai-Tao Ren, Jian Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of children with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis with normal or abnormal cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings via a comparative analysis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 33 children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The clinical features and prognosis were compared between the children with normal and abnormal cranial MRI findings. RESULTS: In the 33 children with anti-NMDAR encephalitis, the most common initial symptoms were seizures (61%) and involuntary movement (61%), followed by language disorder (54%), mental and behavioral abnormalities (52%), and disturbance of consciousness (30%)...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335031/respiration-pattern-variability-and-related-default-mode-network-connectivity-are-altered-in-remitted-depression
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Vera Eva Zamoscik, Stephanie Nicole Lyn Schmidt, Martin Fungisai Gerchen, Christos Samsouris, Christina Timm, Christine Kuehner, Peter Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Studies with healthy participants and patients with respiratory diseases suggest a relation between respiration and mood. The aim of the present analyses was to investigate whether emotionally challenged remitted depressed participants show higher respiration pattern variability (RPV) and whether this is related to mood, clinical outcome and increased default mode network connectivity. METHODS: To challenge participants, sad mood was induced with keywords of personal negative life events in individuals with remitted depression [recurrent major depressive disorder (rMDD), n = 30] and matched healthy controls (HCs, n = 30) during functional magnetic resonance imaging...
January 16, 2018: Psychological Medicine
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