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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338582/validation-of-the-clinician-graded-electronic-facial-paralysis-assessment-the-eface
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Lauren Sh Chong, Timothy J Eviston, Tsu-Hui Hubert Low, Shaheen Hasmat, Susan E Coulson, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: Facial paralysis remains a debilitating condition despite advances in medical, surgical and adjunctive interventions. Established grading systems used to assess facial paralysis and interventional outcomes have well described limitations. The Electronic Facial Paralysis Assessment (the eFACE), a clinician-graded zone-based facial function scale, has recently emerged as a grading tool that may provide greater sensitivity when assessing incomplete paralysis and post-surgical improvement...
March 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336241/intracardiac-venous-stent-migration-emergency-department-presentation-of-a-catastrophic-complication
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Eric Steinberg, Christopher Gentile, Michael Heller, Nicole Kaban, Erica Bang, Terry Li
BACKGROUND: Venous stents are commonly placed to ensure patency in patients with chronic peripheral venous insufficiency. Although serious complications are uncommon, peripheral venous stent placement can have some potentially life-threatening complications. One of the most feared, and certainly the most dramatic, complication is stent migration. CASE REPORT: We report on a 55-year-old woman with transvenous migration of an infrarenal inferior vena cava stent into the right atrium and through the intra-atrial septum...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331754/informational-needs-of-postmastectomy-patients
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Duygu Soydaş Yeşilyurt, Ümmü Yıldız Fındık
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine informational needs of postmastectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in the general surgery clinics of a university health center for medical research and practice with 72 voluntary patients. For data collection, a patient identification form was used, which was prepared by the researchers in accordance with the literature. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 52...
October 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331262/percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-in-the-management-of-post-surgical-biliary-leaks
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Bhavesh Popat, Dev Thakkar, Hemant Deshmukh, Krantikumar Rathod
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in the treatment of post-surgical biliary leaks and its efficacy in restoring the integrity of bile ducts. One hundred and fifty-seven patients with a post-surgical biliary leak were treated by means of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage. The biliary leak was due to laparoscopic procedures in 114 patients, while 43 patients had postoperative leak following open surgery. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage was performed with an 8- to 10-F catheter, with the side holes positioned proximal to the site of extravasation to divert bile flow away from the leak site...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329242/vaccination-induces-cd4-t-cell-mediated-mortality-during-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Hatice Karauzum, Christian C Haudenschild, Ian N Moore, Mahta Mahmoudieh, Daniel L Barber, Sandip K Datta
Multiple candidate vaccines against Staphylococcus aureus infections have failed in clinical trials. Analysis of a recent prematurely halted vaccine trial revealed increased mortality among vaccine recipients who developed post-surgical S. aureus infection, emphasizing the potential for induction of detrimental immune responses and the need to better understand the requirements for protective immunity against S. aureus. These failures of single antigen vaccines have prompted ongoing development of multi-component vaccines to target the multitude of S...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324063/dio2-thr92ala-reduces-deiodinase-2-activity-and-serum-t3-levels-in-thyroid-deficient-patients
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M G Castagna, M Dentice, S Cantara, R Ambrosio, F Maino, T Porcelli, C Marzocchi, C Garbi, F Pacini, D Salvatore
Context: A significant proportion of athyreotic LT4-treated patients experience hypothyroid-like symptoms. During LT4 replacement, levels of the active hormone triiodothyronine (T3) strictly depend on type-2-deiodinase (D2)-mediated activation of LT4. The Thr92Ala polymorphism and the 258 G/A in the DIO2 gene have been associated with various clinical conditions. Objectives: To investigate the effects of DIO2 polymorphisms in thyroid hormone homeostasis. Design: We compared the pre-surgical hormonal status of thyroidectomized LT4-treated patients who had a similar TSH level, to their post-surgery status, and analyzed their DIO2 genotype in a subgroup of 102/140 (72...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323192/multimodality-management-of-spetzler-martin-grade-3-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-with-subgroup-analysis
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Isaac Josh Abecassis, John D Nerva, Abdullah Feroze, Jason Barber, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Louis J Kim, Laligam N Sekhar
INTRODUCTION: Spetzler-Martin grade 3 (SM3) lesions entail 4 distinct subtypes described based on size, eloquence, and deep venous drainage (DVD) (3A-3D). The ideal management of each is contentious, and the results of A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain AVMs (ARUBA) introduced additional controversy and attention towards management strategies of unruptured bAVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 114 patients with treated SM3 bAVMs, including both ruptured and unruptured lesions...
March 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320117/use-of-social-media-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-dravet-syndrome-a-caregiver-s-perspective
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Rushna Ali, Mona Elsayed, Manpreet Kaur, Ellen Air, Naznin Mahmood, Jules Constantinou, Jason Schwalb
BACKGROUND: Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare genetic epilepsy syndrome which is particularly pharmacoresistant. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is commonly used in the treatment of DS as an adjunct to medical therapy. A meaningful assessment of post-surgical outcomes with VNS is difficult given the rarity of the condition. OBJECTIVE: In a novel approach, we used social media to contact patients with DS to gather data on post-surgical seizure reduction and overall satisfaction with VNS...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315339/elastic-microfibril-distribution-in-the-cornea-differences-between-normal-and-keratoconic-stroma
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Tomas L White, Philip N Lewis, Robert D Young, Koji Kitazawa, Tsutomu Inatomi, Shigeru Kinoshita, Keith M Meek
The optical and biomechanical properties of the cornea are largely governed by the collagen-rich stroma, a layer that represents approximately 90% of the total thickness. Within the stroma, the specific arrangement of superimposed lamellae provides the tissue with tensile strength, whilst the spatial arrangement of individual collagen fibrils within the lamellae confers transparency. In keratoconus, this precise stromal arrangement is lost, resulting in ectasia and visual impairment. In the normal cornea, we previously characterised the three-dimensional arrangement of an elastic fiber network spanning the posterior stroma from limbus-to-limbus...
March 14, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314563/a-biomechanical-approach-to-the-analysis-of-methods-and-procedures-of-bariatric-surgery
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Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Alessandro Frigo, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Giulia Maria De Benedictis, Alessandro Rubini, Luca Barp, Gioela Pluchino, Beatrice Sabbadini, Lino Polese
Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures that are performed on obese people and aim at decreasing the intake of food and calories. This goal is usually pursued by reducing stomach capacity and/or absorbing capability. Adjustable gastric banding is the most common and successful operation. In general, bariatric surgical procedures are effective, but are often associated with major complications. Surgical procedure and post-surgical conformation of the stomach are usually defined on clinical and surgical basis only...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306736/identifying-predictive-motor-factors-for-falls-in-post-menopausal-breast-cancer-survivors
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Marek Zak, Malgorzata Biskup, Pawel Macek, Halina Krol, Szymon Krupnik, Anna Opuchlik
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer treatment, including radical surgery, is also pursued as late as the 7th - 8th decade of women's lives. Standard physical rehabilitation procedures offered to those women are predominantly focused on attenuating specific functional deficits of the upper limb and trunk. Seldom do they entail any regimens specifically aimed at recovering overall functionality, and reducing exposure to falls-risk. The study aimed to assess potential interrelationships between the self-reported falls, individual functional capabilities and appreciably reducing exposure to falls-risk in a group of post-menopausal, post-surgical breast cancer survivors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301615/topical-approaches-to-improve-surgical-outcomes-and-wound-healing-a-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Kristin Totoraitis, Joel L Cohen, Adam Friedman
<p>Surgical procedures are an important piece of a dermatologist's daily practice. Therefore, the optimization of post-surgical wound healing is an area of utmost importance and interest. Although low risk, one notable barrier to proper wound healing is surgical site infection.</p> <p>In an attempt to mitigate this risk and improve surgical outcomes, multiple topical products continue to be used both pre- and postprocedure. Traditionally, this includes both topical antibiotics and antiseptics...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300325/the-case-of-self-resolving-type-iii-achalasia-after-bilateral-lung-transplant
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P Aggarwal, V Bansal, N Aggarwal, Z Arora, S Murthy, S Gabbard
BACKGROUND: Post-surgical achalasia has been previously described in large case series but there are limited data on the natural progression of the disease process. In general, achalasia is considered an "incurable" disease as per published guidelines. We present here, the first report of a patient with post-surgical achalasia which resolved spontaneously. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review. KEY RESULTS: A 60-year-old male presented for dysphagia 3 months status post-bilateral lung transplant and was diagnosed with achalasia following positive manometry...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299450/the-prevalence-of-post-thyroidectomy-chronic-asthenia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gregorio Scerrino, Giuseppina Melfa, Cristina Raspanti, Andrea Attard, Sergio Mazzola, Roberto Gullo, Sebastiano Bonventre, Marco Attard, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
PURPOSE: Chronic asthenia (CA) is complained by some patients that have undergone thyroid surgery. We evaluate its impact in patients undergoing unilateral or bilateral thyroidectomy, the trend during a 1-year follow-up, and the possible risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was carried out on 263 patients scheduled for thyroidectomy from 2012 and 2014. Exclusion criteria were as follows: Graves' disease, malignancies requiring radioiodine therapy, post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, laryngeal nerve palsy, abnormal pre- and post-operative thyroid hormone levels, and BMI outside the normal range...
March 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298819/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-identification-and-postoperative-evaluation-of-furcation-defects
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Natasha Pajnigara, Abhay Kolte, Rajashri Kolte, Nilufer Pajnigara, Vrushali Lathiya
BACKGROUND: Decision-making in periodontal therapeutics is critical and is influenced by accurate diagnosis of osseous defects, especially furcation involvement. Commonly used diagnostic methods such as clinical probing and conventional radiography have their own limitations. Hence, this study was planned to evaluate the dimensions of furcation defects clinically (pre- and post-surgery), intra-surgically, and by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) (pre- and post-surgery). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 200 Grade II furcation defects in forty patients, with a mean age of 38...
July 2016: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295438/intermittent-failure-of-ventricular-pacing-what-is-the-mechanism
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Aditya Saini, Bruce S Stambler, Jason S McConnell, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
A 50 year old man with a past medical history of Tetralogy of Fallot and status post surgical repair at age 2 was found to have complete heart block with a ventricular escape rhythm of 37 beats per minute (bpm) on an electrocardiogram (ECG) performed during his annual physical exam. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 15, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290752/mri-based-assessment-of-lower-extremity-muscle-volumes-in-patients-before-and-after-acl-reconstruction
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Grant E Norte, Katherine R Knaus, Chris Kuenze, Geoffrey G Handsfield, Craig H Meyer, Silvia S Blemker, Joseph M Hart
CONTEXT: Study of muscle volumes in patients after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction (ACL-R) is largely limited to cross-sectional assessment of the thigh musculature, which may inadequately describe post-traumatic and post-surgical muscle function. No studies have prospectively examined the influence of ACL injury and reconstruction on lower extremity muscle volumes. OBJECTIVE: Assess magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) derived lower extremity muscle volumes, and quantify quadriceps strength and activation in patients following ACL injury and reconstruction...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288811/changes-in-the-total-effective-xenoestrogen-burden-texb-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-an-18-month-post-surgical-follow-up
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Mariana F Fernandez, Jose Pumarega, Miquel Porta, Jose Manuel Molina-Molina, Juan P Arrebola, Nicolas Olea
We aimed to assess changes in the total effective xenoestrogen burden (TEXB) -a biomarker of combined effect of mixtures of xenoestrogens- in breast cancer patients at surgery (breast adipose tissue) and at different time points during an 18-month follow-up (abdominal adipose tissue), and to analyze the potential influence of socio-demographic, reproductive, tumor, and treatment characteristics on TEXB levels. TEXB-alpha (due to persistent organohalogenated chemicals) and TEXB-beta (due mainly to endogenous estrogens) were quantified in 44 women...
March 10, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287070/coregistration-of-multimodal-imaging-is-associated-with-favourable-two-year-seizure-outcome-after-paediatric-epilepsy-surgery
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Michael Scott Perry, Laurie Bailey, Daniel Freedman, David Donahue, Saleem Malik, Hayden Head, Cynthia Keator, Angel Hernandez
Multimodal coregistration uses multiple image datasets coregistered to an anatomical reference (i.e. MRI), allowing multiple studies to be viewed together. Commonly used in intractable epilepsy evaluation and generally accepted to improve localization of the epileptogenic zone, data showing that coregistration improves outcome is lacking. We compared seizure freedom following epilepsy surgery in paediatric patients, evaluated before and after the use of coregistration protocols at our centre, to determine whether this correlated with a change in outcome...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286844/early-versus-late-spinal-decompression-surgery-in-treatment-of-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahmoud Yousefifard, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Masoud Baikpour, Parisa Ghelichkhani, Mostafa Hosseini, AliMoghadas Jafari, Heidar Aziznejad, Abbas Tafakhori
INTRODUCTION: Despite the vast number of surveys, no consensus has been reached on the optimum timing of spinal decompression surgery. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the effects of early and latespinal decompression surgery on neurologic improvement and post-surgical complications in patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries. METHODS: Two independent reviewers carried out an extended search in electronic databases. Data of neurological outcome and post-surgery complication were extracted...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
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