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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452365/indigenous-medicine-and-biomedical-health-care-in-fragile-settings-insights-from-burundi
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Jean-Benoît Falisse, Serena Masino, Raymond Ngenzebuhoro
This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care, with 6,690 individuals, and (2) original interviews and focus groups conducted in 2014 with 121 respondents, including indigenous healers, biomedical staff, and health-care users...
February 14, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445882/procedure-rates-performed-by-emergency-medicine-residents-a-retrospective-review
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Joshua T Bucher, Christopher Bryczkowski, Grant Wei, Renee L Riggs, Anoop Kotwal, Brian Sumner, Jonathan V McCoy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to investigate rates of individual procedures performed by residents in our emergency medicine (EM) residency program. Different programs expose residents to different training environments. Our hypothesis is that ultrasound examinations are the most commonly performed procedure in our residency. METHODS: The study took place in an academic level I trauma center with multiple residency and fellowship programs including surgery, surgical critical care, trauma, medicine, pulmonary/critical care, anesthesiology and others...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437014/drug-induced-epistaxis-an-often-neglected-adverse-effect
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Sara Meirinho, Ricardo Relvas, Gilberto Alves
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is an active nose bleeding with a population occurrence of approximately 60%. Although epistaxis is a common clinical complaint, the majority of the cases are benign and caused by local induced factors (e.g., trauma and local inflammation). Nevertheless, it is also recognised that epistaxis can be induced after some drugs intake. AIMS: Due to the increasing use of drugs or drug combinations that potentially may induce epistaxis, this review aims to alert healthcare professionals for this often neglected adverse drug effect and its possible complications...
February 12, 2018: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425751/aggression-using-a-knife-or-other-sharp-instruments-and-oral-maxillofacial-traumas-incidence-risk-factors-and-epidemiologic-trends
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Luzia Michelle Santos, Italo M Bernardino, Alysson Vinicius Ferreira Porto, Kevan Guilherme Nórbrega Barbosa, Lorena Marques da Nóbrega, Sérgio d'Avila
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to characterize the profile of victims of interpersonal physical violence (IPV) caused by a knife or other sharp instrument, identify the factors associated with maxillofacial trauma, and examine the incidence of maxillofacial trauma over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated 569 medicolegal and social records of IPV victims by knife or other sharp instruments treated at a forensic medicine and dentistry center in Brazil during a 4-year consecutive period...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417348/perioperative-management-of-external-fixation-in-staged-protocols-an-international-survey
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Sandro Hodel, Björn-Christian Link, Reto Babst, W H Mallee, Philippe Posso, Frank J P Beeres
INTRODUCTION: Despite the frequent use of external fixation, various regimes of antibiotic prophylaxis, surgical technique and postoperative pin care exist and underline the lack of current evidence. The aim of the study was to assess the variability or consensus in perioperative protocols to prevent implant-associated infections for temporary external fixation in closed fractures of the extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 26-question survey was sent to 170 members of the Traumaplatform...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409071/nuclear-medicine-applications-in-pediatric-musculoskeletal-diseases-the-added-value-of-hybrid-imaging
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Marguerite T Parisi, Ramesh S Iyer, A Luana Stanescu
The introduction of diphosphonates in the 1970s revolutionized not only nuclear medicine but musculoskeletal imaging as well, providing functional assessment of entities such as osteomyelitis, trauma, and osseous metastatic disease. Although rarely the first-line imaging modality used today, nuclear medicine procedures continue to play a pivotal role in the evaluation of musculoskeletal diseases in children, providing whole-body assessment of disease involvement. More recently, the introduction of technologies such as single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), as well as newer positron-emitting tracers such as 18 fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose and sodium 18 F-fluorine, particularly when combined with CT (positron emission tomography/CT), have injected new life into the older established techniques and expanded the application of nuclear medicine imaging into new arenas...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408686/the-urology-applicant-an-analysis-of-contemporary-urology-residency-candidates
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Amir H Lebastchi, Roger K Khouri, Ian D McLaren, Gary J Faerber, Kate H Kraft, Khaled S Hafez, Casey A Dauw, Vincent G Bird, Thomas F Stringer, Ajay K Singla, Mathew D Sorensen, Hunter Wessells, Sapan N Ambani
OBJECTIVE: To better understand today's urology applicant. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All 2016 Urology Residency Match applicants to the study-participating institutions were provided a survey via email inquiring about their paths to urology, their career aspirations, how they evaluate a training program, and how they perceive residency programs evaluate them. RESULTS: Out of a possible 468 applicants registered for the match, 346 applicants completed the survey...
February 1, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402425/surgical-treatment-of-rib-fracture-nonunion-a-single-center-experience
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M B de Jong, R M Houwert, S van Heerde, M de Steenwinkel, F Hietbrink, L P H Leenen
INTRODUCTION: In contrast to the emerging evidence on the operative treatment of flail chest, there is a paucity of literature on the surgical treatment of rib fracture nonunion. The purpose of this study was to describe our standardized approach and report the outcome (e.g. patient satisfaction, pain and complications) after surgical treatment of a rib fracture nonunion. METHODS: A single centre retrospective cohort study was performed at a level 1 trauma centre...
February 2, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401094/ultra-low-dose-ct-scan-reduction-protocol-for-extremity-fracture-evaluation-is-as-safe-and-effective-as-conventional-ct-an-evaluation-of-quality-outcomes
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Sanjit Reddy Konda, Abraham Michael Goch, Jack Haglin, Kenneth Andrew Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical and hospital quality outcomes of patients receiving the previously reported Reduced Effective Dose Using Computed Tomography In Orthopaedic iNjury (REDUCTION) imaging protocol. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart review SETTING:: Level I Trauma Center and affiliated Tertiary Care Hospital CenterPatients/Participants: fifty patients who received this protocol for acute traumatic fracture evaluation and met inclusion criteria were compared to a cohort of fifty patients matched for age and fracture type who previously received conventional CT scanning for acute traumatic fracture evaluation...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397628/-a-comparative-study-of-endoscopic-and-traditional-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Q Z Zhao, Y Wang, P Wang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of endoscopic thyroidectomy in the treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma through clinical follow-up. Methods: Patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and had a final pathologic diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma at Department of Thyroid Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine between February 2013 and April 2014 were enrolled in this study; those who had family history of thyroid cancer or a history of radiation of the neck area were excluded...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394388/protecting-the-health-of-medical-students-on-international-electives-in-low-resource-settings
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Niall Johnston, Nichola Sandys, Rosemary Geoghegan, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Gerard Flaherty
Background: Increasingly, medical students from developed countries are undertaking international medical electives in developing countries. Medical students understand the many benefits of these electives, such as the opportunity to develop clinical skills, to gain insight into global health issues and to travel to interesting regions of the world. However, they may be much less aware of the risk to their health and wellbeing while abroad. Compounding this problem, medical students may not seek advice from travel medicine practitioners and often receive inadequate or no information from their medical school prior to departure...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394142/hypermetabolism-and-nutritional-support-in-sepsis
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John C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: Surgical metabolism has been a founding field of investigation in surgery without which the boundaries of critical care, trauma, and surgical oncology could not have advanced. Traditionally, understanding the shifts in electrolytes, carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids that could explain the rapidly evolving proteolysis after catabolic stress and tumor growth has been a major focus of research that led to our current approach to maintaining homeostasis over the course of major surgical intervention and injury...
February 2, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389887/improvement-of-the-chondrocyte-specific-phenotype-upon-equine-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-influence-of-culture-time-transforming-growth-factors-and-type-i-collagen-sirnas-on-the-differentiation-index
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Thomas Branly, Romain Contentin, Mélanie Desancé, Thibaud Jacquel, Lélia Bertoni, Sandrine Jacquet, Frédéric Mallein-Gerin, Jean-Marie Denoix, Fabrice Audigié, Magali Demoor, Philippe Galéra
Articular cartilage is a tissue characterized by its poor intrinsic capacity for self-repair. This tissue is frequently altered upon trauma or in osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative disease that is currently incurable. Similar musculoskeletal disorders also affect horses and OA incurs considerable economic loss for the equine sector. In the view to develop new therapies for humans and horses, significant progress in tissue engineering has led to the emergence of new generations of cartilage therapy. Matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation is an advanced 3D cell-based therapy that holds promise for cartilage repair...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383415/autologous-fibroblast-seeded-amnion-for-reconstruction-of-neo-vagina-in-male-to-female-reassignment-surgery
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Kamal Seyed-Forootan, Hamid Karimi, Nazilla-Sadat Seyed-Forootan
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgeons have used several methods for the construction of neo-vaginas, including the utilization of penile skin, free skin grafts, small bowel or recto-sigmoid grafts, an amnion graft, and cultured cells. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the results of amnion grafts with amnion seeded with autograft fibroblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 8 years, we compared the results of 24 male-to-female transsexual patients retrospectively based on their complications and levels of satisfaction...
January 30, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370056/the-history-and-promising-future-of-phage-therapy-in-the-military-service
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Daniel Gelman, Arik Eisenkraft, Nina Chanishvili, Nachman Dean, Shunit Coppenhagem Glazer, Ronen Hazan
The continuous evolvement of bacterial resistance to most, if not all currently available antibiotics is a worldwide problem. These strains, frequently isolated from military-associated environments, have created an urgent need to develop supplementary anti-infective modalities. One of the leading directions is phage therapy, which includes the administration of bacteriophages, viruses that specifically target bacteria, as bio-therapies. Though neglected in the West until recent years, bacteriophages have been widely studied and clinically administered in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for over a century, where they were found to be incredibly efficient at battling numerous infectious diseases...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370052/implementation-of-a-national-trauma-research-action-plan-ntrap
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Eileen M Bulger, Todd E Rasmussen, Gregory J Jurkovich, Timothy C Fabian, Rosemary A Kozar, Raul Coimbra, Todd W Costantini, James Ficke, Ajai K Malhotra, Michelle A Price, Sharon L Smith, William G Cioffi, Ronald M Stewart
Traumatic injury is a significant public health problem and the leading cause of death under age 44 in the United States. Federal investment in research funding is needed to address this issue and minimize death and disability. This report seeks to lay out a strategy for the development and implementation of a National Trauma Research Action Plan as described in the 2016 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) entitled, Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths after Injury...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369261/screening-of-pediatric-facial-fractures-by-brain-computed-tomography-diagnostic-performance-comparison-with-facial-computed-tomography
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JongChan Ryu, Seong Jong Yun, Sun Hwa Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
OBJECTIVES: Facial bone fractures secondary to head trauma are more common in children than in adults. Recently, multidetector row computed tomography (CT) has been considered superior to conventional radiography. Some studies have reported that facial soft tissue injuries require both facial and brain CT and that brain CT is helpful in screening facial bone fractures. However, these studies included only adult patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of brain CT and the need for additional facial CT to detect facial bone fractures in emergency pediatrics...
January 23, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368267/-prophylactic-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-noncardiac-surgery-update-2017
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J Waskowski, J C Schefold, F Stueber
BACKGROUND: Minimising perioperative bleeding is a key goal of "patient blood management" programs. One component of respective strategies includes preventive inhibition of fibrinolysis using protease inhibitors, such as tranexamic acid (TXA). TXA inhibits plasminogen activation and plasmin-induced fibrin degradation. OBJECTIVES: The present article provides an overview of the existing literature and TXA applications in the prophylaxis of perioperative bleeding...
January 24, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355793/position-of-the-french-working-group-on-perioperative-haemostasis-gihp-on-viscoelastic-tests-what-role-for-which-indication-in-bleeding-situations
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Stéphanie Roullet, Emmanuel de Maistre, Brigitte Ickx, Normand Blais, Sophie Susen, David Faraoni, Delphine Garrigue, Fanny Bonhomme, Anne Godier, Dominique Lasne
PURPOSE: Viscoelastic tests (VETs), thromboelastography (TEG®) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) are global tests of coagulation performed on whole blood. They evaluate the mechanical strength of a clot as it builds and develops after coagulation itself. The time required to obtain haemostasis results remains a major problem for clinicians dealing with bleeding, although some teams have developed a rapid laboratory response strategy. Indeed, the value of rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices such as VETs has increased over the years...
January 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353526/using-3-dimensional-modeling-to-customize-titanium-plates-for-repair-of-chest-wall-trauma
#20
Justin A Smith, Vanessa P Ho, Christopher W Towe
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation of rib fractures is recommended to decrease mortality, shorten the duration of mechanical ventilation, and lower hospital length of stay. Prosthetic titanium plates are frequently used to repair chest wall trauma, and are typically contoured to the patient's anatomy at the time of implant in the operating room. We describe the use of 3-dimensional (3D) digitally corrected rapid prototyping to generate a model of a patient's skeletal anatomy for the purposes of preoperative customization of standard titanium plates for fixation of rib fractures...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
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