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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439386/usefulness-of-clinical-prediction-rules-d-dimer-and-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-to-predict-pulmonary-embolism-in-cancer-patients
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Asifa Karamat, Shazia Awan, Muhammad Ghazanfar Hussain, Fahad Al Hameed, Faheem Butt, Ali Saeed Wahla
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is seven times more common in cancer patients than non-cancer patients. Since the existing clinical prediction rules (CPRs) were validated predominantly in a non-cancer population, we decided to look at the utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and D-dimer in predicting PE in cancer patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed between December 2005 and November 2010. A total of 177 computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs) were performed...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431494/surgical-results-of-modified-canal-wall-down-tympanoplasty
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Feng-Ming Gu, Fang-Lu Chi
CONCLUSION: Patients with mastoiditis and chronic suppurative otitis media which has small mastoids that make them ideal candidates for modified canal wall down mastoidectomy (MCWD) which contributes to a dry and spacious ear and the maintaining and improving hearing. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate surgical outcomes for chronic otitis media underwent MCWD. METHODS: A clinical retrospective study was performed on 47 ears with chronic otitis media which has relatively limited attic lesions have the small, sclerotic and hypocellular mastoids according to the preoperative high-resolution CT scan of the temporal bone that underwent MCWD and 32 ears with typical canal wall down operation form January 2010 to January 2016...
April 21, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412161/the-effect-of-the-apneic-period-on-the-respiratory-physiology-of-patients-undergoing-intubation-in-the-emergency-department
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Jason R West, Anthony Scoccimarro, Cody Kramer, Nicholas D Caputo
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the physiological impact the apneic period has on the respiratory physiology of patients undergoing intubation in the emergency department and whether DAO, the delivery of 15L oxygen by nasal cannula during apnea, can affect the development of respiratory acidosis. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study conducted at an urban academic level 1 trauma center. A convenience sample of 100 patients was taken. Timed data collection forms were completed during the periintubation period...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397537/titanium-ossicular-chain-reconstruction-revision-success-and-preoperative-factors-predicting-success
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Phong T Le, Brendan P O'Connell, Andrew B Baker, Robert G Keller, Paul R Lambert
Objective Determine rates of success after revision titanium ossicular chain reconstruction with either partial or total ossicular replacement prosthesis and assess preoperative factors predicting positive outcomes. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary hospital. Subjects and Methods The charts of 76 surgical patients who underwent revision titanium ossicular chain reconstruction from 2003 to 2014 were abstracted from a prospectively maintained database at the Medical University of South Carolina...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393055/outcome-of-incus-interposition-after-preservation-in-soft-tissue
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Mohammad Faramarzi, Sareh Roosta, Mahboobe Dianat
INTRODUCTION: The lenticular process of the incus succumbs to necrosis in chronic otitis media. Few researchers have addressed the issue of autograft incus preservation in the soft tissue of the tragus or mastoid cavity. Nonetheless, preservation of the incus in this method during the second stage of ossiculoplasty is a subject that is still up for debate. This study was carried out to demonstrate the hearing outcome after a modification of the incus interposition technique, which involved preserving it in the periauricular soft tissue...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393052/comparison-of-temporalis-fascia-and-full-thickness-cartilage-palisades-in-type-i-underlay-tympanoplasty-for-large-subtotal-perforations
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Pradeep Pradhan, Abhimanyu Anant, Vellore-Pattabhiram Venkatachalam
INTRODUCTION: To demonstrate surgical techniques and to compare the anatomical and functional outcomes between temporalis fascia and cartilage palisade grafting in type-I underlay tympanoplasty in patients with large/subtotal perforation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Temporalis fascia and cartilage palisade grafting were conducted in Group A and Group B, respectively, each containing 30 patients with large/subtotal perforations. Pure tone audiogram (PTA) and speech reception thresholds (SRT) were performed preoperatively and at each postoperative visit; i...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390607/endoscopic-middle-ear-exploration-in-pediatric-patients-with-conductive-hearing-loss
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John M Carter, Stephen R Hoff
OBJECTIVE: To describe our indications, findings, and outcomes for transcanal endoscopic middle ear exploration in pediatric patients with conductive hearing loss of unknown etiology, without effusions. METHODS: Prospective case series for all pediatric patients undergoing totally endoscopic transcanal middle ear exploration between April 2012 and October 2015 at a pediatric tertiary care referral hospital. Demographic data, operative findings, and hearing results were reviewed...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387196/bone-grafting-via-reamer-irrigator-aspirator-for-nonunion-of-open-gustilo-anderson-type-iii-tibial-fractures-treated-with-multiplanar-external-fixator
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Nicholas Kusnezov, Gautham Prabhakar, Matthew Dallo, Ahmed M Thabet, Amr A Abdelgawad
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the outcomes following reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) autogenous bone grafting (ABG) of high-grade open tibia fracture nonunions stabilized via multiplanar external fixation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients with Gustilo-Anderson type III open tibia fractures treated with multiplanar external fixation and who underwent RIA ABG for nonunion at our institutional Level 1 Trauma Center between 2008 and 2015...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350269/review-of-a-single-surgeon-s-stapedotomy-cases-performed-with-a-nickel-titanium-prosthesis-over-a-14-year-period
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Natalie Justicz, Kaitlyn F Strickland, Kevin K Motamedi, Douglas E Mattox
CONCLUSION: Stapes surgery with a nickel titanium prosthesis is a safe and well-tolerated procedure that leads to a significant improvement in hearing outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To identify the efficacy and safety of stapedotomy procedures performed with a nickel titanium prosthesis for patients with otosclerosis. METHODS: A review of 431 unique stapedotomies performed over 14 years by a single surgeon at an academic tertiary care center yielded 312 cases with nickel titanium prosthesis that met inclusion criteria of otosclerosis diagnosis, initial surgery in operative ear, and presence of pre-operative and post-operative audiograms...
April 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344659/comparison-of-in-hospital-glycemic-variability-and-admission-blood-glucose-in-predicting-short-term-outcomes-in-non-diabetes-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Shu-Hua Mi, Gong Su, Hong-Xia Yang, Yun Zhou, Lei Tian, Tao Zhang, Hong Tao
AIMS: Admission hyperglycemia is associated with increased mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with or without diabetes mellitus after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, effects of glycemic variability (GV) on outcomes of non-diabetes patients with AMI still remains unclear. The aim of this study is to compare the prognostic value of in-hospital GV with admission blood glucose (ABG) for 3-month MACE in non-diabetes patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342705/comparison-of-20-mannitol-and-3-hypertonic-saline-on-intracranial-pressure-and-systemic-hemodynamics
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Navdeep Sokhal, Girija Prasad Rath, Arvind Chaturvedi, Manmohan Singh, Hari Hara Dash
Mannitol and hypertonic saline (HS) are most commonly used hyperosmotic agents for intraoperative brain relaxation. We compared the changes in ICP and systemic hemodynamics after infusion of equiosmolar solutions of both agents in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial tumors. Forty enrolled adults underwent a standard anesthetic induction. Apart from routine monitoring parameters, subdural ICP with Codmann catheter and cardiac indices by Vigileo monitor, were recorded. The patients were randomized to receive equiosmolar solutions of either 20% mannitol (5ml/kg) or 3% HS (5...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298763/effect-of-switching-between-pressure-controlled-and-volume-controlled-ventilation-on-respiratory-mechanics-and-hemodynamics-in-obese-patients-during-abdominoplasty
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Medhat Mikhail Messeha
BACKGROUND: The ideal intraoperative ventilation strategy in obese patients remains obscure. This prospective, randomized study was designed to evaluate the effect of pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) before or after volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) on lung mechanics and hemodynamics variables in obese patients subjected to abdominoplasty operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included forty patients with body mass index 30-45 kg/m(2) subjected to abdominoplasty...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285424/stapes-surgery-in-sweden-evaluation-of-a-national-based-register
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Karin Strömbäck, Lars Lundman, Andreas Bjorsne, Joakim Grendin, Anna Stjernquist-Desatnik, Ylva Dahlin-Redfors
The aim of the National Quality Registries is to monitor the outcome of healthcare given to patients. The Swedish Quality register for otosclerosis surgery is one of the nine official national registers for ear, nose and throat diseases in Sweden. Since 2004, surgical and audiological results and patient satisfaction scores have been systematically collected from a majority of the ear, nose and throat clinics performing stapes surgery in Sweden. The results of 1688 patients who underwent primary operations for otosclerosis were evaluated for 24 out of totally 26 clinics performing stapes surgery, between 2004 and 2010...
March 11, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282703/vapocoolant-spray-effectiveness-on-arterial-puncture-pain-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shervin Farahmand, Hadi Mirfazaelian, Mojtaba Sedaghat, Assieh Arashpour, Morteza Saeedi, Shahram Bagheri-Hariri
Arterial blood gas (ABG) sampling is a painful procedure with no perfect technique for quelling the discomfort. An ideal local anesthesia should be rapid, easy to learn, inexpensive, and noninvasive. This study was aimed to compare pain levels from ABG sampling performed with vapocoolant spray in comparison to placebo. We hypothesized that pretreatment with the vapocoolant would reduce the pain of arterial puncture by at least 1 point on a 10 point verbal numeric scale. We have evaluated the effectiveness of a vapocoolant spray in achieving satisfactory pain control in patients undergoing ABG sampling in this randomized placebo controlled trial...
February 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279497/hyperoxia-at-what-level-of-spo2-is-a-patient-safe-a-study-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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E M J Durlinger, A M E Spoelstra-de Man, B Smit, H J de Grooth, A R J Girbes, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, Y M Smulders
BACKGROUND: Concerns have been expressed regarding a possible association between arterial hyperoxia and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. Oxygen status is commonly monitored noninvasively by peripheral saturation monitoring (SpO2). However, the risk of hyperoxia above specific SpO2 levels in critically ill patients is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine a threshold value of SpO2 above which the prevalence of arterial hyperoxia distinctly increases. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in adult mechanically ventilated intensive care patients in a tertiary referral center...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277483/endoscopy-assisted-ear-surgery-for-treatment-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma-adhesion-or-retraction-pockets
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Cagatay Han Ulku
The objective of this study was to analyze the results of endoscopy-assisted ear surgery for the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pockets.Fifty-one patients who underwent oto-endoscopy-assisted canal wall up tympanomastoid surgery and/or limited anterior atticotomy with tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pocket from 2006 to 2013 have been included in this study. Eradication of the disease from the middle ear and mastoid air cells was achieved by combination of the oto-microscobic and oto-endoscopic approaches...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274902/revision-stapedectomy-with-necrosis-of-the-long-process-of-the-incus-does-the-degree-of-necrosis-matter-a-retrospective-clinical-study
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Mohamed Ghonim, Yousef Shabana, Bassem Ashraf, Mohamed Salem
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the different modalities for managing necrosis of the long process of the incus in revision stapedectomy on the basis of the degree of necrosis and compare the results with those reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients underwent revision stapedectomy with the necrosis of the long process of the incus from 2009 to 2016. The patients were divided into three groups on the basis of the degree of necrosis. For group A (minimal necrosis), augmentation technique with bone cement was performed...
March 9, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274901/a-comparison-study-of-partial-ossicular-reconstruction-prosthesis-porp-placement-under-the-malleus-or-tympanic-membrane-graft-in-the-presence-of-the-malleus
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Ahmet Mutlu, Özlem Topdağ, Murat Topdağ, Mete İşeri, Selvet Erdoğan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the hearing results of embedding the partial ossicular reconstruction prosthesis (PORP) underneath the malleus with the malleus relocation technique and tympanic membrane graft in the presence of the malleus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patient charts and audiometric results in a tertiary referral center was conducted. In total, 83 patients who underwent intact canal tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy between 2010 and 2015 were included and divided into two different groups: malleus assembly to the stapes head (MASH) and tympanic membrane assembly to the stapes head (TASH)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274014/urinary-uric-acid-creatinine-ratio-a-marker-for-perinatal-asphyxia
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Kinjal Prahaladbhai Patel, Mayur Goradhanbhai Makadia, Vishwal Indravardan Patel, Haridas Neelakandan Nilayangode, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal hypoxia is one of the leading causes of perinatal mortality in developing countries. Both apgar score and arterial blood pH predict the neonatal mortality in asphyxia. Apgar score alone does not predict neurologic outcome and as it is influenced by various factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the utility and sensitivity of urinary uric acid to creatinine ratio (UA/Cr ratio) in asphyxia diagnosis, compared to invasive Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis. AIM: To assess the urinary uric acid/creatinine ratio as an additional marker for perinatal asphyxia compared with ABG analysis in apgar score monitoring...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262542/role-of-preoperative-air-bone-gap-in-tinnitus-outcome-after-tympanoplasty-for-chronic-otitis-media-with-tinnitus
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Hong Chan Kim, Chul Ho Jang, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom Cho
INTRODUCTION: Previous reports indicated that middle ear surgery might partially improve tinnitus after surgery. However, until now, no influencing factor has been determined for tinnitus outcome after middle ear surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between preoperative air-bone gap (ABG) and tinnitus outcome after tympanoplasty type I. METHODS: Seventy-five patients with tinnitus who had more than 6 months of symptoms of Chronic Otitis Media (COM) on the ipsilateral side that were refractory to medical treatment were included in this study...
February 14, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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