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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637120/is-tutobone-an-efficient-alternative-to-other-implants-used-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgeries
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Savithru Kumar Prakash, Nitin Mukerji, Fredrik Prem Nath
BACKGROUND: The graft site morbidity following iliac crest harvesting is significant. To overcome this, different bone substitutes like coral dowels, solvent dissolved bovine/human bone substitutes, and carbon fiber/titanium cages have been used. This study was undertaken to assess the postoperative radiological fusion rates and symptom relief in patients who had Tutobone used as an interbody spacer compared to autologous bone graft (ABG), cages, surgibone and coral dowels. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611257/isolated-intrapulmonary-vascular-dilatations-and-the-risk-of-developing-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-liver-transplant-candidates
#2
Manuel Mendizabal, David Goldberg, Federico Piñero, Diego Arufe, María José de la Fuente, Pablo Testa, Matías Coronel, Sergio Baratta, Luis Podestá, Michael Fallon, Marcelo Silva
BACKGROUND: The natural history of intrapulmonary vascular dilations (IPVD) and their impact on patient outcomes in the setting of portal hypertension has only been described in small series. AIMS: To assess the development of hepatopulmonary síndrome (HPS) in patients with isolated IPVD and to evaluate outcomes of IPVD and HPS among patients evaluated for liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from a prospective cohort of patients evaluated for LT with standardized screening for HPS were analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611051/sulfhaemoglobinaemia-caused-by-ferrous-sulfate
#3
Laith Derbas, Mohamed Warsame, Mohannad Abu Omar, Yousaf Zafar, Gregory Howell
A 78-year-old man was referred from his primary care clinic to the emergency department due to bluish discolouration of his lips and decreased oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry. The patient was asymptomatic. Physical exam was normal except for lip cyanosis. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative for pulmonary embolism. Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis with co-oximetry showed low oxyhaemoglobin, normal partial pressure of oxygen and methaemoglobinaemia, but an unexplained 'gap' in total haemoglobin saturation...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607890/endoscopic-tympanoplasty-using-nasal-septal-cartilage-allograft
#4
N Ahilasamy, Badra Shanti, Sivaprakasam Rajasekaran
The purpose of the study was to analyze the morphological and functional outcomes in a series of 60 patients for whom Type I tympanoplasty was done using alcohol preserved nasal septal cartilage allograft through endoscopic permeatal route. The study was a prospective, interventional (surgical) study of 60 patients between October 2012 and September 2014. Patients were operated using 0°, 4 mm, 18 cm long Hopkin's rod endoscope through permeatal route. 70% ethyl alcohol preserved allogeneic nasal septal cartilage with thickness of around 0...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601902/titanium-incus-interposition-ossiculoplasty-audiological-outcomes-and-extrusion-rates
#5
Selcuk Mulazimoglu, Alexander Saxby, Christoph Schlegel, Thomas Linder
This study aimed to evaluate the benefit but also the extrusions, dislocations, and failures of a titanium incus prosthesis along with the long-term audiological outcomes. We prospectively collected data from 139 patients undergoing ossiculoplasty using the Fisch titanium incus prosthesis between 2001 and 2016. Overall, 126 patients with at least 6 months of follow-up (mean 4.5 years, range 6-155 months) were analyzed. Patients were grouped as "extrusion" (n = 9, 7%) if the prosthesis extruded, "failure" (n = 22, 18%) if a reoperation was needed concerning the prosthesis, and "stable" (n = 95, 75%) if the prosthesis remained functional in the middle ear...
June 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597839/-timing-of-alveolar-bone-graft-and-sequences-of-canine-eruption-in-cases-of-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-systematic-review
#6
Rajae Elhaddaoui, Loubna Bahije, Fatima Zaoui, Wiam Rerhrhaye
INTRODUCTION: The alveolar bone graft (ABG) is an important phase in the surgical treatment of cleft lip and palate (CLP). The purpose of alveolar bone grafting is to eliminate oronasal fistulas, restore the continuity of the maxilla and provide optimal periodontal support for spontaneous eruption of permanent canines adjacent to the cleft. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the ideal timing of the ABG that would achieve these goals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Databases consulted were MEDLINE, Embase et EBSCOhost, using keywords present in the MeSH: [cleft lip and palate] and [alveolar bone graft] and [tooth eruption]...
June 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587168/physicochemical-properties-biological-activity-health-benefits-and-general-limitations-of-aged-black-garlic-a-review
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Ji Hyeon Ryu, Dawon Kang
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a medicinal food since ancient times. However, some people are reluctant to ingest raw garlic due to its unpleasant odor and taste. Therefore, many types of garlic preparations have been developed to reduce these attributes without losing biological functions. Aged black garlic (ABG) is a garlic preparation with a sweet and sour taste and no strong odor. It has recently been introduced to Asian markets as a functional food. Extensive in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that ABG has a variety of biological functions such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-allergic, cardioprotective, and hepatoprotective effects...
June 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571240/monitoring-microcirculatory-blood-flow-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients-as-a-predictor-for-anaerobic-metabolism
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Ramesh Patel, Atul Solanki, Hasmukh Patel, Jignesh Patel, Himani Pandya, Jainam Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Improving tissue oxygenation is one of most important tasks in management of low cardiac output. Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) and lactate are established criteria for monitoring the adequacy of tissue oxygenation. The venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide difference [P(v-a)CO2] is inversely associated with cardiac output. AIM: To study the use of P(v-a)CO2/C(a-v)O2 ratio as a marker of low cardiac output during Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) in paediatric cardiac surgical patients...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565850/metabolic-acidosis-as-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-hospital-mortality
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Jiachang Hu, Yimei Wang, Xuemei Geng, Rongyi Chen, Xialian Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jing Lin, Jie Teng, Xiaoqiang Ding
Metabolic acidosis has been proved to be a risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease, but its relation to acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been investigated. In general, a diagnosis of metabolic acidosis is based on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, but the diagnostic role of carbon dioxide combining power (CO2CP) in the venous blood may also be valuable to non-respiratory patients. This retrospective study included all adult non-respiratory patients admitted consecutively to our hospital between October 01, 2014 and September 30, 2015...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561306/stapes-prosthesis-length-and-hearing-outcomes
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Qasim Husain, Kenny F Lin, Samuel H Selesnick
OBJECTIVES: First, to determine if prosthesis length plays a role in optimizing successful hearing outcomes in stapedotomy surgery; and second, to determine if patient factors such as height are correlated with prosthesis length. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients undergoing stapedotomy surgeries with adequate follow up. Length of prosthesis, pre-/postoperative audiograms, and follow-up data were obtained...
May 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555596/comparative-analysis-of-laser-and-non-laser-stapes-surgeries
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Li Jun Du, Hua Gong Gao, Jun Tong, Wen Wen Chen, Liang Shan, Xun Hua Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to observe differences in the efficacy of laser and surgical treatments of middle-ear conductive hearing loss (MECHL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 276 ears of 267 patients with MECHL were divided into laser (n=172) and surgical (n=104) treatment groups according to the treatment method. Changes in the air-bone gap (ABG) after treatment and at the time of final follow-up were compared. An ABG value <20 dB was defined as effective and an ABG value <10 dB, significantly effective...
April 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553133/inter-instrumental-comparison-for-the-measurement-of-electrolytes-in-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
#12
Vivek Pant, Arjun Tumbapo, Bipin Karki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether benchtop auto-analyzers (AAs) and arterial blood gas (ABG) analyzers, for measuring electrolyte levels of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU), are equal and whether they can be used interchangeably. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This study was conducted on 98 patients admitted to the ICU of the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal between 15 October and 15 December 2016. The sample for AA was collected from the peripheral vein through venipuncture, and that for ABG analyzer was collected from radial artery simultaneously...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539252/the-outcomes-of-overlay-myringoplasty-endoscopic-versus-microscopic-approach
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Yuvatiya Plodpai, Nanatphong Paje
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of overlay myringoplasty by comparing the endoscopic versus the microscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective comparative study of 181 patients who underwent myringoplasty with overlay techniques between January 2010 and 2016 at Songklanagarind Hospital, Thailand. Group 1 underwent an endoscopic-assisted (n=90), and group 2 underwent the microscopic-assisted (n=91) overlay myringoplasty. The outcomes were graft take rates, the audiometric results, the need of canalplasty, complications and operative time...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514897/biomaterials-and-bioactive-agents-in-spinal-fusion
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Rui M Duarte, Pedro Varanda, Rui L Reis, Ana Rita C Duarte, Jorge Correia-Pinto
Management of degenerative spine pathologies frequently leads to the need for spinal fusion, where bone growth is induced towards stabilization of the interventioned spine. Autologous bone graft (ABG) remains the gold standard inducer, while new bone graft substitutes attempt to achieve effective de novo bone formation and solid fusion. Limited fusion outcomes have driven motivation for more sophisticated and multidisciplinary solutions, involving new biomaterials and/or biologics, through innovative delivery platforms...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511435/agreement-and-correlation-between-arterial-and-central-venous-blood-gas-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Masoumeh Esmaeilivand, Alireza Khatony, Gholamreza Moradi, Farid Najafi, Alireza Abdi
INTRODUCTION: Arterial blood sampling, used to assess patients in acute conditions, may result in complications such as thrombosis and embolism. However, it can be replaced by venous blood sampling, but there is a dearth of information on this. AIM: To assess the correlation and agreement between the arterial and central venous blood gases analyses in patients undergoing elective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 100 ICU patients undergoing elective CABG surgery were recruited...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502060/comparison-of-univent-tube-and-ez-blocker-in-one-lung-ventilation-airway-pressures-and-gas-exchange
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Tülay Hoşten, Can Aksu, Alparslan Kuş, Sevim Cesur, Neşe Türkyılmaz, Mine Solak
Univent tube (UT) and EZ-blocker were used for one-lung ventilation (OLV). UT is a single lumen tube with a small separate lumen containing a bronchial blocker. EZ-blocker differs with its unique y-shaped double-cuffed distal end. We aimed to compare these two airway devices effects on airway pressures, oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics during OLV. Patients undergoing elective thoracotomy for the first time were included in this prospective randomized study. Patients were divided into two groups as UT and EZ...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498487/the-malleus-to-oval-window-revision-stapedotomy-efficacy-and-longitudinal-study-outcome
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Peter A Benedict, Ling Zhou, Robert Peng, Darius Kohan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the longitudinal effectiveness of the malleus to oval window stapedotomy technique among patients undergoing revision surgery when the incus is unavailable. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, case series. METHODS: Charts of 15 patients who underwent 17 malleus attachment stapedotomies performed by a single surgeon from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed. Surgery was ambulatory, transcanal, with laser technique, and under local anesthesia...
May 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487415/randomized-comparison-of-helmet-cpap-versus-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-in-pediatric-respiratory-distress
#18
Giovanna Vitaliti, Maria Concetta Vitaliti, Maria Carla Finocchiaro, Vita Antonella Di Stefano, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji, Riccardo Lubrano, Raffaele Falsaperla
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 noninvasive respiratory support methods, which included helmet CPAP and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in children with respiratory distress admitted to a pediatric intermediate care unit. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study conducted on children with respiratory distress (age 1-24 months) who were admitted to our acute and emergency operative unit. All included subjects were randomly treated with helmet CPAP or HFNC in a 1:1 fashion until their clinical picture, oxygen saturation, and arterial blood gas (ABG) parameters resolved...
May 9, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486894/a-snapshot-of-the-oxygenation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-one-australian-intensive-care-unit
#19
D Dennis, L Torre, S Baker, T Hebden-Todd
Hyperoxaemia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) has been found to be an independent predictor of worse outcome and in-hospital mortality in some conditions. Data suggests that a fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO<sub>2</sub>) of 0.4 or lower may produce hyperoxaemia although it is commonly accepted without adjustment in ventilator settings. The primary aim of this study was to observe current practice at one Australian tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) with regard to prescription and titration of oxygen (O<sub>2</sub>) in patients undergoing MV, in particular whether they received higher FiO<sub>2</sub> than required according to arterial blood gas (ABG) results, and whether there was FiO<sub>2</sub> titration as a response to initial ABG results during the 12 hours following...
May 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485522/effects-of-1-month-withdrawal-of-ventilatory-support-in-hypercapnic-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
#20
Fergal J O'Donoghue, Jean-Christian Borel, Yves Dauvilliers, Patrick Levy, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The benefits of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are unclear. We sought to determine the effects of elective discontinuation of ventilatory support for 1 month in DM1 patients receiving NIV for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: At baseline, 12 patients underwent polysomnography, and assessment of subjective (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) and objective (Oxford Sleep Resistance Test) sleepiness, fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), respiratory function including muscle strength, arterial blood gas (ABG), hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR), Blood Pressure, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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