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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656627/ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-in-cervical-spine-prevalence-management-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Jau-Ching Wu, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine and related neurological complications are not uncommon in East Asian countries. The estimated prevalence of cervical OPLL-related hospitalization is 7.7 per 100,000 person-years in Taiwan, and higher incidence rates have been observed in elderly and male patients. Although cervical OPLL is frequently insidious, it can eventually cause myelopathy and predispose patients to spinal cord injury (SCI). There are multiple options for managing cervical OPLL, ranging from observation to many kinds of surgical procedures, including posterior laminoplasty, laminectomy with or without fusion, anterior corpectomy with or without instrumentation, and circumferential decompression and fusion...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656622/minimally-invasive-spinal-surgery-for-adult-spinal-deformity
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REVIEW
Junseok Bae, Sang-Ho Lee
The purpose of this review is to present the current techniques and outcomes of adult spine deformity (ASD) surgery using the minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) approach. We performed a systemic search of PubMed for literature published through January 2018 with the following terms: "minimally invasive spine surgery," "adult spinal deformity," and "degenerative scoliosis." Of the 138 items that were found through this search, 57 English-language articles were selected for full-text review...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656619/impact-of-resident-involvement-in-neurosurgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-analysis-of-33-977-patients
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Andreea Seicean, Prateek Kumar, Sinziana Seicean, Duncan Neuhauser, Warren R Selman, Nicholas C Bambakidis
OBJECTIVE: There is conflicting and limited literature on the effect of intraoperative resident involvement on surgical outcomes. Our study assessed effects of resident involvement on outcomes in patients undergoing neurosurgery. METHODS: We identified 33,977 adult neurosurgical cases from 374 hospitals in the 2006-2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, a prospectively collected national database with established reproducibility and validity. Outcomes were compared according to resident involvement before and after 1:1 matching on procedure and perioperative risk factors...
March 2018: Neurospine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656609/monocyte-function-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Daniel A Pollyea, Brenna R Hedin, Brian P O'Connor, Scott Alper
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a malignant hematopoietic stem cell disorder that frequently evolves into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patients with MDS are prone to infectious complications, in part due to the presence of severe neutropenia and/or neutrophil dysfunction. However, not all patients with neutropenia become infected, suggesting that other immune cells may compensate in these patients. Monocytes are also integral to immunologic defense; however, much less is known about monocyte function in patients with MDS...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656606/a-meta-analysis-on-the-surgical-management-of-paraganglioma-of-the-carotid-body-per-shamblin-class
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Thijs T G Jansen, Henri A M Marres, Johannes H A M Kaanders, Henricus P M Kunst
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the risk associated with different types of surgery for carotid body paraganglioma of different Shamblin class. A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate per tumour class, the local control, cranial nerve damage and complication rates of different techniques using internal carotid artery (ICA) and external carotid artery (ECA) ligation, clamping or bypassing, as well as the cranio-caudal versus caudo-cranial techniques. DESIGN: A meta-analysis is conducted after a systematic search in PubMed and the Cochrane library, in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
April 15, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656510/robust-motion-correction-in-cest-imaging-exploiting-low-rank-approximation-of-the-z-spectrum
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Tobias Wech, Herbert Köstler
PURPOSE: To introduce and evaluate an image registration technique for robust quantification of CEST acquisitions corrupted by motion. METHODS: The proposed iterative algorithm exploits a low-rank approximation of the z-spectrum (LRAZ), to gradually separate the contrast variation due to saturation at different off-resonance frequencies and accompanying motion. This registration method was first tested in a creatine CEST analysis of a phantom with simulated rigid motion...
April 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656501/radiotherapy-complications-another-sub-specialty-area-of-urology
#7
Rod Studd
Radiotherapy (primary, adjunctive or salvage) is a powerful tool in the treatment of pelvic malignancy. Dose escalation has improved cancer outcomes. However it requires accurate targeting in order to limit toxicity. Acute toxicity manifests during and in the first few months after treatment. Late toxicity may occur many years after treatment has been completed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 15, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656455/is-radiotherapy-the-work-of-the-devil
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Andrew Kneebone, Kirsten Van Gysen
In this issue, Ma and colleagues have published a provocative article assessing the burden of radiotherapy (RT) complications on a busy tertiary urology service [1]. Over a 6-month period, 21 patients contributed to 33 admissions attributed as radiotherapy complications accounting for 1.4% (13/924) of elective admissions and 7.2% (20/277) of emergency admissions. The majority were for control of bleeding but there were 4 sobering cases of major morbidity necessitating either a urinary diversion or cystoprostatectomy...
April 15, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656416/women-infected-with-hiv-and-the-impact-of-associated-sexually-transmitted-infections
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REVIEW
Somaia Reda, Fernanda Aguiar Gonçalves, Melissa Mello Mazepa, Newton Sérgio de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To review the relationship between concomitant sexually transmitted infections in women infected with HIV. METHODS: PubMed and Scopus were searched for articles published in English and Portuguese between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2015, using relevant keywords, including AIDS, HIV, female genital diseases, and sexually transmitted infections. Articles that associated sexually transmitted infections with HIV-infected women were selected for inclusion...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656412/liver-doppler-findings-in-pediatric-patients-after-total-pancreatectomy-and-islet-autotransplantation
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Tara L Holm, Michael A Murati, Eric Hoggard, Lei Zhang, Kelly R Dietz
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to establish normal values for velocities in the hepatic artery and portal veins in pediatric patients after total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of liver Doppler studies in pediatric patients after TPIAT over 6 years at an academic children's hospital. Doppler velocities in the liver vasculature and the hepatic artery resistive index were recorded. RESULTS: Sixty-five pediatric patients were evaluated...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656398/impact-of-prolonged-dialysis-prior-to-renal-transplantation
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David D Aufhauser, Allison W Peng, Douglas R Murken, Seth J Concors, Peter L Abt, Deirdre Sawinski, Roy D Bloom, Peter P Reese, Matthew H Levine
INTRODUCTION: The new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) prioritizes patients based on date of dialysis initiation or wait-listing, whichever is earlier. We hypothesized that this change would increase transplant rates for patients with prolonged pre-transplant dialysis times (DT) and aimed to assess the impact of prolonged DT on post-transplant outcomes. METHODS: We used United Network for Organ Sharing registry data to assess outcomes for patients added to the renal transplant waitlist from Jan 1 1998 - Dec 31 2010 and patients transplanted from Jan 1 1998 - Dec 3 2012...
April 15, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656387/a-nationwide-analysis-of-30-day-adverse-events-unplanned-readmission-and-length-of-hospital-stay-after-peripheral-nerve-surgery-in-extremities-and-the-brachial-plexus
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Enrico Martin, Ivo S Muskens, Joeky T Senders, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Little is known on adverse events and their timing after peripheral nerve surgery in extremities. The aim of this study is to identify predictors and typical timing of complications, unplanned readmission, and length of hospital stay for patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) registry from 2005 to 2015. Adult patients undergoing peripheral nerve surgery in the extremities were included...
April 15, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656329/comparison-of-perioperative-and-oncological-outcome-of-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-left-decubitus-position-and-in-prone-position-for-esophageal-cancer
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Shirou Kuwabara, Kazuaki Kobayashi, Akira Kubota, Ikuma Shioi, Kenji Yamaguchi, Norio Katayanagi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clarify the differences between thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the left decubitus position (LP) and in the prone position (PP) in terms of short-term perioperative outcomes and long-term oncological outcomes after more than 5 years of follow-up. METHODS: Patients with esophageal cancer who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy and were followed up for more than 5 years were analyzed retrospectively. Of 142 patients, 72 underwent LP esophagectomy and 70 underwent PP esophagectomy...
April 15, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656325/dosing-of-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-using-acute-time-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-as-an-indicator-of-durable-ablation-in-a-canine-model
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Wilber Su, Nicolas Coulombe, Nicole Kirchhof, Erin Grassl, Dan Wittenberger
BACKGROUND: Rigid time-based dosing protocol(s) currently used in the clinic for cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation may be inadequate to guide the circumferential and transmural cryothermal energy transfer across the pulmonary vein (PV) and may result in injury to collateral tissues or electrical gaps between the PV and left atrium (LA). OBJECTIVE: A physiologic endpoint (e.g., acute time-to-PV isolation a.k.a. time-to-effect; TTE) may be effective in the determination of a transmural lesion formation and may allow for individualized ablation dosing across each PV...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656303/spondylodiscitis-following-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-imaging-perspectives-from-a-single-centre-s-experience
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Ramin Mandegaran, Christopher S W Tang, Erlick A C Pereira, Ali Zavareh
OBJECTIVE: Very few reports have previously described spondylodiscitis as a potential complication of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). We present to our knowledge the first case series of spondylodiscitis following EVAR based on our institution's experience over an 11-year period. Particular attention is paid to the key imaging features and challenges encountered when performing spinal imaging in this complex patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1,847 patients who underwent EVAR at our institution between January 2006 and January 2017, a total of 9 patients were identified with imaging features of spondylodiscitis (0...
April 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656223/delay-of-adjuvant-radiotherapy-due-to-postoperative-complications-after-oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery
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Nadine S Hillberg, Marleen A J Meesters-Caberg, Jop Beugels, Bjorn Winkens, Yvonne L J Vissers, Tom J M van Mulken
BACKGROUND: In the past a mastectomy was the first approach of treating breast cancer. Oncoplastic techniques combined with breast conserving surgery (BCS) and radiotherapy has become an alternative to mastectomy in patients with non-metastasized breast cancer. The aim of this study was to analyse the amount and types of complications occurring after oncoplastic BCS before and after adjuvant radiotherapy and the delay of adjuvant therapy due to the complications. METHOD: A retrospective study based on all patients who received immediate oncoplastic BCS by a plastic surgeon at two medical hospitals in The Netherlands between 2013 and 2015...
April 12, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656185/exogenous-serp1-attenuates-restenosis-by-restoring-glp-1-receptor-activity-in-diabetic-rats-following-vascular-injury
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Lishuai Feng, Jianbo Wang, Xu Ma
The activity of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1R) is essential for preventing restenosis following vascular injury; however, the mechanism of dysfunctional GLP-1R glycosylation and ways to enhance the activity of GLP-1R on vascular surfaces in diabetic patients are poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the N-glycosylation level and role of stress-associated endoplasmic reticulum protein 1 (SERP1) in preventing restenosis following carotid injury in diabetic rats. Our results showed that N-glycosylation levels in both rat aortic endothelial cells (RAOECs) and rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) decreased gradually following glucose treatment in a concentration dependant manner...
April 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656149/total-laparoscopic-ureteroneocystostomy-for-ureteral-endometriosis-a-single-center-experience-of-160-consecutive-patients
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Marcello Ceccaroni, Matteo Ceccarello, Giuseppe Caleffi, Roberto Clarizia, Stefano Scarperi, Mauro Pastorello, Alberto Molinari, Giacomo Ruffo, Stefano Cavalleri
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of laparoscopic ureteroneocystostomy in patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) with ureteral, parametrial, and bowel involvement. DESIGN: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Tertiary referral center for endometriosis care. PATIENTS: One hundred and sixty patients with DIE underwent laparoscopic radical eradication and ureteroneocystostomy between January 2009 and December 2016...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656140/outcomes-after-open-and-laparoscopic-appendectomy-during-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anastasia Prodromidou, Nikolaos Machairas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Ernesto Molmenti, Eleftherios Spartalis, Athanasios Kakkos, Georgios T Lainas, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
OBJECTIVES: Acute appendicitis is the most prevalent cause of non-obstetrical surgical disease during pregnancy. There is no consensus on the optimal surgical management of acute appendicitis in pregnancy. Our aim is to identify surgical and obstetrical outcomes of laparoscopic (LA) and open approach (OA) in pregnant patients with acute appendicitis. STUDY DESIGN: Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, Cochrane CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials and Clinicaltrials...
April 9, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656136/streptococcous-gallolyticus-subsp-pasteurianus-meningitis-complicated-by-venous-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Martin Wardle, Andre Mu, Steven Y C Tong
We describe a case of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp pasteurianus meningitis, unusually occurring in a splenectomised patient and complicated by cerebral venous thrombosis. Following presentation with meningism and diagnosis and management of S. gallolyticus meningitis, the patient represented with a further four days of fevers and subsequently developed left sided paresthesias. Cerebral imaging revealed venous thrombus in the right frontal cortical veins and left sigmoid sinus. The patient recovered following four weeks of intravenous ceftriaxone and anticoagulation with enoxaparin and then warfarin...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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