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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454135/short-term-outcomes-following-posterior-cervical-fusion-among-octogenarians-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-nsqip-database-analysis
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Caroline E Vonck, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Thomas T Bomberger, Edward C Benzel, Jason W Savage, Iain H Kalfas, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: Context: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine occur in an age-dependent manner. As the U.S. population continues to age, the incidence of age-dependent, multi-level, degenerative cervical pathologies is expected to increase. Similarly, the average age of patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) will likely trend upward. Posterior cervical fusion (PCF) is often the treatment modality of choice in the management of multi-level cervical spine disease. Although outcomes following anterior cervical fusion for degenerative disease have been studied among older patients (aged 80 years and older), it is unknown if these results extend to octogenarian patients undergoing PCF for the surgical management of CSM...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454131/self-reported-headaches-in-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-treated-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device
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Anna M Schneider, Justin M Moore, Nimer Adeeb, Raghav Gupta, Christoph J Griessenauer, Peter A Winkler, Sarah Sieber, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to analyze patients' perceptions of their headaches both prior to and following Pipeline flow diversion treatment of their unruptured intracranial aneurysms, with the goal of identifying prognostic factors associated with headache patterns to improve predictions of overall outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 133 patients treated with the PED between January 1 st 2014 and December 31 st 2016 at an academic institution in the United States...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454115/traumatic-spinal-injury-global-epidemiology-and-worldwide-volume
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Ramesh Kumar, Jaims Lim, Rania A Mekary, Abbas Rattani, Michael C Dewan, Salman Y Sharif, Enrique Osorio-Fonseca, Kee B Park
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal injury (TSI) results from injury to bony, ligamentous and/or neurological structures of the spinal column and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. The global burden of TSI is poorly understood, so we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the global volume of TSI. METHODS: We performed a systematic review through PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Databases on TSI studies published from 2000 to 2016. Collected data were used to perform a meta-analysis to estimate the annual incidence of TSI across World Health Organization (WHO) regions and World Bank income groups using random effect models...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454098/quantitative-imaging-features-and-postoperative-hepatic-insufficiency-a-multi-institutional-expanded-cohort
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Linda M Pak, Jayasree Chakraborty, Mithat Gonen, William C Chapman, Richard Kg Do, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Kees Verhoef, Ser Yee Lee, Marco Massani, Eric P van der Stok, Amber L Simpson
BACKGROUND: Post-hepatectomy liver insufficiency (PHLI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after liver resection. Quantitative imaging analysis using CT scans measures variations in pixel intensity related to perfusion. A preliminary study demonstrated a correlation between quantitative imaging features of the future liver remnant (FLR) parenchyma from preoperative CT scans and PHLI. The objective of the present study was to explore the potential application of quantitative imaging analysis in PHLI in an expanded, multi-institutional cohort...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454069/recipient-characteristics-and-morbidity-and-mortality-after-liver-transplantation
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Sumeet K Asrani, Giovanna Saracino, Jacqueline G O'Leary, Stevan Gonzales, Peter Kim, Greg McKenna, Goran Klintmalm, James Trotter
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, liver transplantation of sicker, older non-hepatitis C cirrhotics with multiple co-morbidities has increased in the United States. METHODS: We sought to identify a parsimonious set of recipient factors among HCV negative adult transplant recipients associated with significant morbidity and mortality within 5 years after liver transplantation using national (n=31,829, 2002-2015) and center specific data. Coefficients of relevant recipient factors were converted to weighted points and scaled from 0-5...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454067/considering-our-methods-methodological-issues-with-rodent-models-of-appetite-and-obesity-research
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Thomas A Lutz
A large number of animal models are currently used in appetite and obesity research. Because the worldwide incidence of obesity continues to climb, it is imperative that animal models sharing characteristics of human obesity and its co-morbidities be used appropriately in the quest for novel preventions or treatments. There is probably no animal model, at least in rodents, that recapitulates all aspects of "common" human obesity and its comorbidities, but rodent models allow insight into specific mechanisms of disease or its consequences...
February 14, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453976/cell-type-specific-expression-of-constitutively-active-rheb-promotes-regeneration-of-bulbospinal-respiratory-axons-following-cervical-sci
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Mark W Urban, Biswarup Ghosh, Laura R Strojny, Cole G Block, Sara M Blazejewski, Megan C Wright, George M Smith, Angelo C Lepore
Damage to respiratory neural circuitry and consequent loss of diaphragm function is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals suffering from traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Repair of CNS axons after SCI remains a therapeutic challenge, despite current efforts. SCI disrupts inspiratory signals originating in the rostral ventral respiratory group (rVRG) of the medulla from their phrenic motor neuron (PhMN) targets, resulting in loss of diaphragm function. Using a rat model of cervical hemisection SCI, we aimed to restore rVRG-PhMN-diaphragm circuitry by stimulating regeneration of injured rVRG axons via targeted induction of Rheb (ras homolog enriched in brain), a signaling molecule that regulates neuronal-intrinsic axon growth potential...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453970/proton-nmr-based-serum-metabolic-profile-correlates-with-the-neurological-recovery-in-treated-acute-spinal-cord-injury-asci-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Alka Singh, Rajeshwar Nath Srivastava, Ashok Agrahari, Suruchi Singh, Saloni Raj, Tanushri Chatterji, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Raja Roy
BACKGROUND: Acute Spinal Cord Injury (ASCI) is still having substantial morbidity and mortality despite of advanced therapeutics. Major obstacles are paucity of monitoring tools or biomarkers for severity determination, recovery and prognostication. A prospective case control pilot study with serum 1 H NMR spectroscopic metabolic profiling was carried out to evaluate metabolites perturbations and its relationship with recovery and to see role of stem cells in facilitating neurological recovery...
February 14, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453941/increased-morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-falls-among-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Ghideon Ezaz, Susan L Murphy, Jessica Mellinger, Elliot B Tapper
BACKGROUND: Injuries are more morbid and complicated to manage in patients with cirrhosis. However, data are limited regarding the relative risk of injury and severity of injury from falls in patients with cirrhosis compared to those without cirrhosis. METHODS: We examined the nationally representative National Emergency Department Sample, an all-payer database including all patients presenting with falls 2009-2012. We determined the relative risks for and clinical associations with severe injuries...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453894/organisation-of-lymphocytic-infiltrates-inanca-associated-glomerulonephritis
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Silke R Brix, Mercedes Noriega, Elisabeth M Herden, Birgit Goldmann, Ulrike Langbehn, Martin Busch, Wolfram J Jabs, Oliver M Steinmetz, Ulf Panzer, Tobias B Huber, Rolf A K Stahl, Thorsten Wiech
AIMS: Renal involvement in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis contributes to significant morbidity and mortality in patients. In chronic inflammation, B cells are recruited to the inflamed tissue and organised lymphoid structures have been described in several autoimmune diseases. Aim of this study was to correlate the lymphoid organisation in renal biopsies with renal outcome in ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis (GN). METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated 112 renal biopsies from patients with newly diagnosed ANCA-associated necrotizing GN...
February 17, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453874/outcomes-of-early-dermatology-consultation-for-inpatients-diagnosed-with-cellulitis
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David G Li, Fan Di Xia, Hasan Khosravi, Anna K Dewan, Daniel J Pallin, Christopher W Baugh, Karl Laskowski, Cara Joyce, Arash Mostaghimi
Importance: Many inflammatory skin dermatoses mimic cellulitis (pseudocellulitis) and are treated with antibiotics and/or hospitalization, leading to unnecessary patient morbidity and substantial health care spending. Objective: To evaluate the impact of early dermatology consultation on clinical and economic outcomes associated with misdiagnosed cellulitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study enrolled patients with presumed diagnosis of cellulitis in the emergency department, in the emergency department observation unit, or within 24 hours of admission to an inpatient unit of a large urban teaching hospital between February and September 2017...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453690/the-effectiveness-of-targeted-relative-to-empiric-prophylaxis-on-infectious-complications-after-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Susan Scott, Patrick N Harris, Deborah A Williamson, Michael A Liss, Suhail A R Doi, Matthew J Roberts
PURPOSE: Rectal culture screening for fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant Enterobacteriaceae before transrectal ultrasound guided prostate (TRUSPB) biopsy and targeted antibiotic prophylaxis (TAP) may decrease post-TRUSPB infection rates compared to empiric (EAP) regimens. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted relative to empiric prophylaxis regimens on rates of infectious complications after TRUSPB and to determine the baseline prevalence of FQ resistance based on prior rectal swabs...
February 16, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453685/transcatheter-closure-of-arterial-duct-in-infants-6-kg-amplatzer-duct-occluder-type-i-vs-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-additional-sizes
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Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maria Teresa Palladino, Giovanbattista Capozzi, Carola Iacono, Maria Giovanna Russo
Transcatheter closure of arterial duct (AD) remains challenging in low-weight patients and using Amplatzer Duct Occluder devices is still considered off-label in infants < 6 kg. This study aimed to report a large, single-center experience of percutaneous AD closure in infants < 6 kg as well as to compare the most frequently used devices, Amplatzer Duct Occluder type I (ADO I) and Amplatzer Duct Occluder type II Additional Sizes devices (ADO II-AS) (St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, USA). From March 2000 to March 2017, among the 762 patients submitted to percutaneous closure of AD at our Institution, 33 were infants < 6 kg (age 4...
February 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
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N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453605/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-principles-practice-and-feasibility-in-the-elderly
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Olle Ljungqvist, Martin Hubner
This is a short overview of the principles of a novel development in surgery called enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. This is an evidence-based approach to perioperative care that has shown to reduce complications and recovery time by 30-50%. The main mechanism is reduction of the stress reactions to the operation. These principles have been shown to be particularly well suited for the compromised patient and hence very good for the elderly people who often have co-morbidities and run a higher risk of complications...
February 16, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453595/cardio-oncology-conflicting-priorities-of-anticancer-treatment-and-cardiovascular-outcome
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REVIEW
Lisa M Tilemann, Markus B Heckmann, Hugo A Katus, Lorenz H Lehmann, Oliver J Müller
BACKGROUND: This article about the emerging field of cardio-oncology highlights typical side effects of oncological therapies in the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular complications of malignancies itself, and potential preventive or therapeutic modalities. METHODS: We performed a selective literature search in PubMed until September 2016. RESULTS: Cardiovascular events in cancer patients can be frequently attributed to oncological therapies or to the underlying malignancy itself...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453481/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-role-of-nurses-in-its-prevention
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Chadani Osti, Deepa Wosti, Bimala Pandey, Qinghua Zhao
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most frequent nosocomial infections among ventilated patients in ICUs, associated with an increase in days of ICU stay, morbidity, and mortality. Its prevention is a significant concern in every hospital. Most of the interventions and prevention strategies are part of routine nursing care. Nurses have different vital roles such as care provider, manager, educator, coordinator, and evaluator in preventing VAP. Lack of knowledge of infection prevention and proper nursing care among nurses may become a barrier in adhering to evidence-based guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453463/impact-of-gastric-emptying-and-small-intestinal-transit-on-blood-glucose-intestinal-hormones-glucose-absorption-in-the-morbidly-obese
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Nam Q Nguyen, Tamara L Debreceni, Jenna E Burgess, Max Bellon, Judith Wishart, Scott Standfield, Charles-Henri Malbert, Michael Horowitz
This study evaluated gastric emptying (GE) and small intestinal (SI) transit in people with morbid obesity and their relationships to glycaemia, incretin hormones, and glucose absorption METHODS: GE and caecal arrival time (CAT) of a mixed meal were assessed in 22 morbidly obese (50.2 ± 2.5 years; 13 F:9 M; BMI: 48.6 ± 1.8 kg/m 2 ) and 10 lean (38.6 ± 8.4 years; 5 F:5 M; BMI: 23.9 ± 0.7 kg/m 2 ) subjects, using scintigraphy. Blood glucose, plasma 3-O-methylglucose, insulin, glucagon, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) were measured...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453434/post-ligation-cardiac-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-in-preterm-infants
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Timothy J B Ulrich, Taylor P Hansen, Kimberly J Reid, Michael A Bingler, Steven L Olsen
OBJECTIVE: The influence of post-ligation cardiac syndrome (PLCS), a complication of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligations, on neonatal outcomes is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the risks of PLCS on severe pulmonary morbidity and severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of infants who underwent a PDA ligation between 2006 and 2015. Data were collected on patients with and without PLCS. The primary outcome was the difference in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) between groups...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453297/what-factors-mediate-the-inter-relationship-between-frailty-and-pain-in-cognitively-and-functionally-sound-older-adults-a-prospective-longitudinal-ageing-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Jing-Hui Chiou, Li-Kuo Liu, Wei-Ju Lee, Li-Ning Peng, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVES: The main aim was to investigate the complex inter-relationship between frailty and pain, and the mediating roles of cognitive function, morbidity and mood in this nexus. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: A prospective community-dwelling population-based cohort. PARTICIPANTS: 1682 adults age ≥50 years without evident cognitive or functional impairment, or history of cancer. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: The mediating effect of depression, cognitive function and comorbidity on the nexus between pain and frailty among older and middle-aged adults...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
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