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Lynn W Bush, Louis E Bartoshesky, Karen L David, Benjamin Wilfond, Janet L Williams, Ingrid A Holm
Disclaimer: This article is designed primarily as an educational resource for medical geneticists and other health care providers to help them provide quality patient care. Adherence to the information contained in this article does not necessarily assure a successful medical outcome. This information and any associated recommendations should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, each provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient...
March 22, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
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In the context of the White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe, this paper describes the background to the context of PRM services and comprises the following: - Epidemiological Aspects of Functioning and Disability - Ethical Aspects and Human Rights - Rehabilitation and Health Systems - Economic Burden of Disability - Effects of Lack of Rehabilitation Health care service planning accounts for the burden of disability among society and the chapter describes the justification for specialist rehabilitation, the background of PRM and why making a functional diagnosis and a management plan based on function is its core competence...
April 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jiro Abe, Toshimasa Okazaki, Naohiko Kikuchi, Satomi Takahashi, Akira Sakurada, Yoshinori Okada
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the risk of recurrence possibly caused by preoperative bronchoscopic cancer confirmation in stage1A non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-nine cases of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (including 151 adenocarcinoma) with no more than 3 cm in their tumor longer diameter were selected. All patients underwent preoperative diagnostic bronchoscopy followed by lobectomy, and were demonstrated to have pathologically free of lymph node involvement and pleural involvement...
March 21, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Yi Chieh Lim, Hazel Quek, Carolin Offenhäuser, Shazrul Fazry, Andrew Boyd, Martin Lavin, Tara Roberts, Bryan Day
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly fatal disease with a 5 year survival rate of less than 22%. One of the most effective treatment regimens to date is the use of radiotherapy which induces lethal DNA double-strand breaks to prevent tumour growth. However, recurrence occurs in the majority of patients and is in-part a result of robust radioresistance mechanisms. In this study, we demonstrate that the multifunctional cytokine, interleukin-6 (IL-6), confers a growth advantage in GBM cells but does not have the same effect on normal neural progenitor cells...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Jobbe P L Leenen, Judith E K R Hentzen, Henrietta D L Ockhuijsen
It has been a standard practice to perform mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) prior to colorectal surgery to reduce the risk of colorectal anastomotic leakages (CAL). The latest Cochrane systematic review suggests there is no benefit for MBP in terms of decreasing CAL, but new studies have been published. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to update current evidence for the effectiveness of preoperative MBP on CAL in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Consequently, PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL and CINAHL were searched from 2010 to March 2017 for randomised controlled trials (RCT) that compared the effects of MBP in colorectal surgery on anastomotic leakages...
March 21, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Frederic Picard, Angela Deakin, Navin Balasubramanian, Alberto Gregori
In this review, we outlined the definition of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in total knee replacement (TKR) and described the different surgical approaches reported in the literature. Afterwards, we went through the most recent studies assessing MIS TKR. Next, we searched for potential limitations of MIS knee replacement and tried to answer the following questions: Are there selective criteria and specific patient selection for MIS knee surgery? If there are, then what are they? After all, a discussion and conclusion completed this article...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
P Martijn den Reijer, Mehri Tavakol, Nicole Lemmens-den Toom, Dikra Allouch, Sheila Thomas, Vannakambadi K Ganesh, Ya-Ping Ko, Henri A Verbrugh, Willem J B van Wamel
The fibronectin-binding protein A (FnBPA) is a cell surface-associated protein of Staphylococcus aureus which mediates adherence to the host extracellular matrix and is important for bacterial virulence. Previously, substantial sequence diversity was found among strains in the fibrinogen-binding A domain of this protein, and 7 different isotypes were described. The effect of this sequence diversity on the human antibody response, in terms of both antibody production and antibody function, remains unclear. In this study, we identify five different FnBPA A domain isotypes based on the sequence results of 22 clinical S...
March 2018: MSphere
Guilherme Naccache Namur, Anna Carolina Batista Dantas, Ricardo Jureidini, Thiago Costa Ribeiro, Ulysses Ribeiro Junior, Estela Figueira, Ivan Cecconello, Telesforo Bacchella
Background: Due to rising life expectancy of population, very complex surgical procedures such as pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), are more commonly being performed in elderly patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of PD in patients older than 75 years old and the risk factors associated with severe complications. Methods: Patients who underwent PD for periampullary tumors were retrospectively reviewed and divided into two groups, A (<75 years) and B (>75 years)...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Sun Ki Kim, Won Yeong Seo, Hee Joong Kim, Jeong Joon Yoo
Background: This retrospective study was performed to determine whether postoperative intravenous ferric carboxymaltose reduces transfusion amounts without influencing clinical outcomes in patients that have undergone hip surgery. Methods: Between May 2014 and April 2016, the authors adopted a new perioperative blood management protocol involving the administration of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose after hip surgeries. One-to-one matching between the 150 patients treated during this period with 150 patients treated before initiation of the new protocol was performed by propensity scoring for age, sex, diagnosis, and type of hip surgery...
March 2018: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Anish Jacob Cherian, Pooja Ramakant, Rekha Pai, Marie Therese Manipadam, S Elanthenral, Anuradha Chandramohan, Julie Hephzibah, David Mathew, Dhukabandhu Naik, Thomas V Paul, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham
We conducted this study to evaluate the demography, clinical presentation, management and outcomes of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) from the Indian context. This was a retrospective study of patients with MTC managed between January 2008 and December 2016. All pertinent data was collected and the results were analysed using STATA (v.13.1). MTC accounted for 90/2022 (4.45%) patients managed with thyroid cancer during the study period. The mean age of presentation was 40 years (range 14-70 years) with 47 males and 43 females...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Mohammad Alwardat, Giulia Di Lazzaro, Tommaso Schirinzi, Paola Sinibaldi Salime, Nicola Biagio Mercuri, Antonio Pisani
BACKGROUND: Trunk alignment is thought to contribute to upper limb (UL) function. However, this common assumption is not clear in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) suffering from Pisa syndrome (PS). PS is a postural abnormality, characterized by revisable lateral trunk flexion more than 10 degrees. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the UL functioning and activities of daily living in PD patients with PS. METHODS: Forty-five participants distributed equally in three groups PD patients with PS, PD patients without PS and age/sex matched healthy controls (HC)...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
Mi-Young Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Young Sang Oh, Seung-Ho Heo, Kang-Hyun Kim, Hee Dong Chae, Chung-Hoon Kim, Byung Moon Kang
STUDY QUESTION: Does interleukin-32 (IL-32) play a role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: IL-32 might be involved in the pathogenesis of endometriosis through increased viability, proliferation and invasion of endometrial cells. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Endometriosis is characterized as a chronic inflammatory disease and several proinflammatory cytokines are suggested to be involved in its pathogenesis and pathophysiology...
March 19, 2018: Human Reproduction
Stan Benjamens, Robert A Pol, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Aiko P J de Vries, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Stefan P Berger, Riemer H J A Slart
INTRODUCTION: This study focused on the value of quantitatively analyzed and qualitatively graded renal scintigraphy in relation to the expected duration of delayed graft function after kidney transplantation. A more reliable prediction of delayed graft function duration may result in a more tailored and patient-specific treatment regimen post-transplantation. METHODS: From 2000 to 2014, patients with early transplant dysfunction and a Tc-99m MAG3 renal scintigraphy, within 3 days post-transplantation, were included in a dual center retrospective study...
2018: PloS One
Risa Usumi-Fujita, Koichi Nakakuki, Koichi Fujita, Machiko Kosugi, Ikuo Yonemitus, Eiji Fukuyama, Takashi Ono
Facial asymmetry can be caused by unilateral condylar hyperplasia. In such cases, it may be difficult to achieve symmetry since there is dentoalveolar compensation on the affected side, and the occlusal cant does not correspond to the frontal mandibular deviation. In the case presented, surgical orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery planning was accomplished for a patient with facial asymmetry due to condylar hyperplasia. The surgical plan was devised with particular attention to the severe dentoalveolar compensation...
March 21, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
Chang-Hun Han, Kwang-Bum Park, Francesco Guido Mangano
OBJECTIVE: In the anterior regions, the resorption of the buccal bone after tooth extraction leads to a contraction of the overlying soft tissues, resulting in an esthetic problem, particularly with immediate implant placement. In the socket shield technique, the buccal root section of the tooth is maintained, to preserve the buccal bone for immediate implant placement. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the survival, stability, and complication rates of implants placed using a "modified" socket shield technique...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Abrar Nizar Alattar, Salwan Yousif Hanna Bede
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of conventional implant site preparation technique and a combination of conventional/piezosurgery preparation on implant stability measured at different time intervals, insertion torque, and preparation time. A randomized controlled study was designed, it included 26 patients who received 54 dental implants randomly assigned to 2 groups; in the control group, implants were installed after conventional preparation with drills whereas the study group received implants after mixed conventional/piezosurgery preparation...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tina Laga, Sandrina Lambrechts, Annouschka Laenen, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Sileny N Han, Ignace Vergote
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of macroscopically complete (R0) secondary debulking surgery (SDS) in a single-center cohort of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. The performances of existing prediction models (DESKTOP score, Tian model) for R0 SDS were evaluated in this cohort. METHODS: Patient, disease, and treatment characteristics of 102 patients undergoing SDS for recurrent ovarian cancer at the University Hospitals Leuven between 1997 and 2014 were collected...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Jasmeet Soar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The optimal antiarrhythmic drug therapy (amiodarone or lidocaine) in the treatment of ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/pVT) cardiac arrest that is refractory to defibrillation is uncertain. This article reviews the evidence for and against these drugs, alternatives treatments for refractory VF/pVT and aims to define the role of antiarrhythmic drugs during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). RECENT FINDINGS: A large randomized controlled trial that compared amiodarone, lidocaine and saline 0...
March 20, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
R Dumont, F Puleo, J Collignon, N Meurisse, M Chavez, L Seidel, P Gast, M Polus, C Loly, Ph Delvenne, P Meunier, R Hustinx, A Deroover, O Detry, E Louis, Ph Martinive, D Van Daele
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The current standard of care for resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is surgery-first followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. We review our single center experience in a PDAC cohort managed by the surgery-first strategy. We then compare our data to those of Belgian and international literature. PATIENTS METHODS: We reviewed a series of 83 consecutive resectable patients with PDAC, treated by the surgery-first approach in a Belgian Academic Hospital between 2007 and 2013...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Yun Tae Hwang, Lorenzo Rocchi, Paul Hammond, Chris Jd Hardy, Jason D Warren, Basil H Ridha, John Rothwell, Martin N Rossor
Introduction: There is a need for a reliable, noninvasive biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). We assessed whether short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI), a transcranial magnetic stimulation paradigm that assesses cholinergic circuits of the brain, could become such a biomarker. Methods: Nineteen patients with AD underwent four SAI testing sessions. The timing of their usual donepezil dose was altered to create different cholinergic states for each session. This was compared to the SAI results from 20 healthy subjects...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
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