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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294508/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-wall-pain-following-surgery-a-case-series
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Marco Baciarello, Greta Migliavacca, Maurizio Marchesini, Adriana Valente, Massimo Allegri, Guido Fanelli
OBJECTIVE: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively simple regional anesthesia technique which entails the injection of local anesthetics (LA) into the interfascial plane between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, where nerves supplying the anterolateral abdominal wall course. It is widely used for acute pain management following abdominal surgical procedures. We describe a series of cases in which TAP blocks were used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP)...
March 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283891/the-potential-role-for-early-biomarker-testing-as-part-of-a-modern-multidisciplinary-approach-to-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Kenneth A Beckman, Jodi Luchs, Mark S Milner, Julian L Ambrus
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic and progressive multisystem autoimmune disease typically managed by rheumatologists. Diagnostic delays are common, due in large part to the non-specific and variable nature of SS symptoms and the slow progression of disease. The hallmark characteristics of SS are dry eye and dry mouth, but there are a broad range of other possible symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, skin rashes, chronic dry cough, vaginal dryness, extremity numbness or tingling, and disabling fatigue...
March 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283360/phenotypic-expression-of-arvc-how-12-lead-ecg-can-predict-left-or-right-ventricle-involvement-a-familiar-case-series-and-a-review-of-literature
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Luca Gaido, Alberto Battaglia, Mario Matta, Carla Giustetto, Simone Frea, Massimo Imazio, Elena Richiardi, Lucia Garberoglio, Fiorenzo Gaita
AIMS: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited heart-muscle disease primarily affecting the right ventricle (RV) and potentially causing sudden death in young people. The natural history of the disease is firstly characterized by a concealed form progressing over a biventricular involvement. Three different cases coming from the same family are presented together with a review of the literature. METHODS AND RESULTS: Multi-parameter analysis including imaging and electrocardiographic analysis is presented since the first medical referral with follow-up ranging from 11 to 38years...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259710/no-beneficial-effect-of-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-cohort-of-969-athletes-followed-in-rehabilitation
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P Bordes, E Laboute, A Bertolotti, J F Dalmay, P Puig, P Trouve, E Verhaegue, P A Joseph, P Dehail, M De Seze
OBJECTIVE: Compare the clinical outcomes of different knee braces in the early phase of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database study of athletes during early rehabilitation in a tertiary referral hospital between 1 February 2008 and 30 October 2010 after ACLR using bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) or hamstring autograft. Differences in mid-patellar knee circumference, pain, and range of motion were assessed at admission...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247326/reconstructive-management-options-of-delayed-complications-following-bladder-outlet-surgery
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REVIEW
Nora Baker, Carmen Tong, Jay Simhan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Technological advancements in urologic endoscopy within the last decades have improved outcomes following bladder outlet reduction surgery while minimizing risks of short- and intermediate-term complications. This review aims to examine late complications of endoscopic reduction of the prostate and the various treatment options available. RECENT FINDINGS: Urinary incontinence, ejaculatory dysfunction, urethral strictures, bladder neck contractures, and fistula formations are the most common delayed complications following bladder outlet reduction surgery...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178026/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-for-the-prevention-of-urinary-incontinence-in-antenatal-and-postnatal-women-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Weijie Xing, Yu Zhang, Chunyi Gu, Lucylynn Lizarondo
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery may cause urinary incontinence (UI) in some women, which can impact on their quality of life. Pelvic floor muscles training (PFMT) is a safe and effective intervention for preventing UI associated with pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence-implementation project was to promote PFMT to prevent UI among antenatal and postnatal women in an obstetric and gynecological hospital in China. METHODS: A clinical audit was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System tool...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159575/changing-target-temperature-from-33%C3%A2-c-to-36%C3%A2-c-in-the-icu-management-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-before-and-after-study
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Janet E Bray, Dion Stub, Jason E Bloom, Louise Segan, Biswadev Mitra, Karen Smith, Judith Finn, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In December 2013, our institution changed the target temperature management (TTM) for the first 24h in ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (VF-OHCA) patients from 33°C to 36°C. This study aimed to examine the impact this change had on measured temperatures and patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive VF-OHCA patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Melbourne (Australia) between January 2013 and August 2015...
April 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069046/occurrence-of-emery-dreifuss-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-rural-setting-of-cameroon-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Jules Kehbila, Carlson-Babila Sama, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Martin Hongieh Abanda, Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso
BACKGROUND: Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic muscular disease, presenting mainly with contractures, weakness and cardiac conduction abnormalities. Its clinical and laboratory similarities to other muscular dystrophies, and rarity poses diagnostic challenges, requiring a high index of suspicion in resource limited settings. CASE PRESENTATION: An 8 year old sub-Saharan male presented with rigidity and deformity of both elbows and ankles, and weakness of the upper limbs and lower limbs for duration of 4 months...
January 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058540/juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-tertiary-center-experience
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Kenan Barut, Pinar Ozge Avar Aydin, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and primarily involves muscle and skin. It is the most common idiopathic inflammatory myopathy of childhood. This study aimed to evaluate demographic and clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, and outcome of patients with JDM at a referral pediatric rheumatology center in Turkey. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with JDM between the years 2003-2016 at the Pediatric Rheumatology Department Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty...
February 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027607/third-or-fourth-degree-intrapartum-anal-sphincter-tears-are-associated-with-levator-ani-avulsion-in-primiparas
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Dan V Valsky, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, Hagit Daum, Itai Yagel, Simcha Yagel
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated primiparous women with clinically diagnosed third- and fourth-degree and anal sphincter tears, to evaluate the rate of levator ani muscle injury compared to primiparous women without sphincter tears. METHODS: Primiparous women delivering in our maternity ward with intrapartum diagnoses of third- or fourth-degree anal sphincter tears, repaired by the overlapping technique, were recruited to undergo 3-dimensional transperineal sonography of the pelvic floor anatomy, including the anterior and posterior compartments...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978772/initiation-of-non-invasive-ventilation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-clinical-practice-guidelines-single-centre-retrospective-descriptive-study-in-a-national-reference-centre
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Marjolaine Georges, Jean-Louis Golmard, Claudia Llontop, Amr Shoukri, François Salachas, Thomas Similowski, Capucine Morelot-Panzini, Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo
In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), respiratory muscle weakness leads to respiratory failure. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) maintains adequate ventilation in ALS patients. NIV alleviates symptoms and improves survival. In 2006, French guidelines established criteria for NIV initiation based on limited evidence. Their impact on clinical practice remains unknown. Our objective was to describe NIV initiation practices of the main French ALS tertiary referral centre with respect to guidelines. In this retrospective descriptive study, 624 patients followed in a single national reference centre began NIV between 2005 and 2013...
December 15, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974948/utilizing-chair-massage-to-address-one-woman-s-health-in-rural-ghana-west-africa-a-case-report
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Cathy J Meryanos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is limited access to health care in rural Ghana and virtually no rehabilitative services available. This situation presents a unique opportunity to utilize chair massage in addressing women's health in rural Ghana, particularly when it comes to muscle pain and fatigue from heavy labor. The objective of this case report is to determine the results of chair massage as a strategy to reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain, while increasing range of motion. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 63-year-old Ghanaian female, who was struck by a public transport van while carrying a 30-50 pound load on her head, two years prior...
December 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927587/estimated-gfr-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery-in-ckd
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Talha H Imam, Heidi Fischer, Bocheng Jing, Raoul Burchette, Shayna Henry, Stephen F DeRose, Karen J Coleman
BACKGROUND: Several reviews have recently detailed the beneficial effects of weight loss surgery for kidney function. However, these studies have a number of limitations, including small sample size, few done in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3 and 4, and many not including the main bariatric surgery procedures used in the United States today. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational retrospective cohort study comparing propensity score-matched bariatric surgery patients and nonsurgery control patients who were referred for, but did not have, surgery...
March 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919596/chimeric-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-complex-cranio-orbito-facial-defects-after-skull-base-cancers-resection
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Mario Cherubino, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Marco Giudice, Igor Pellegatta, Federico Tamborini, Francesca Maggiulli, Luca Guzzetti, Danilo Di Giovanna, Maurizio Bignami, Carolina Calati, Paolo Castelnuovo, Luigi Valdatta
Complex cranio-orbito-facial defects after skull base cancers resection entail a functional and esthetic reconstruction. The introduction of endoscopic assisted techniques for excision surgery with the advances in reconstructive surgery and anesthesiology allowed to improve the management of such critical patients. We report a series of chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps used to reconstruct complex cranio-orbital-facial defects after skull base surgery. A retrospective review of patients that underwent cranio-orbito-facial reconstruction using a chimeric ALT flap from March 2013 to October 2015 at a single tertiary care referral Institute was performed...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896146/determination-of-functional-prognosis-in-hospitalized-patients-following-an-intensive-care-admission
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Natália A Ferreira, Agnaldo José Lopes, Arthur S Ferreira, George Ntoumenopoulos, Jerffesson Dias, Fernando S Guimaraes
AIM: To investigate the factors associated with the functional progress of hospitalized patients following an intensive care admission. METHODS: Retrospective study including data from a cohort of 198 hospitalized patients following an intensive care admission and not requiring mechanical ventilation in a single tertiary referral hospital. A generalized linear model was used to identify the main effects of clinical and demographic variables on the outcomes of functionality (KATZ Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living) and muscle strength (MRC Scale)...
November 4, 2016: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853049/comparison-of-two-different-regimens-of-intravenous-methylprednisolone-for-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-and-active-graves-ophthalmopathy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yebing He, Ketao Mu, Rong Liu, Jing Zhang, Nan Xiang
The intravenous methylprednisolone (iv MP) strategy for Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) and evaluation of its activity against the disease warrants further exploration. A prospective randomized controlled trial for 3 months was performed in a tertiary referral teaching hospital to compare the efficacy and safety of two different regimens of iv MP, and determine the value of clinical activity score (CAS) and T2 relaxation time (T2RTs) and areas of extraocular muscles (EOMs) by magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis of active GO...
February 27, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843860/rhabdomyolysis-in-dak-bum-devotees-a-case-series
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Sonia Singh, Pankaj Hans
INTRODUCTION: India is a land of culture and heritage always known for its rituals. The devotees offer their prayers in the form of fasting, sacrifices and many other difficult ways to please Almighty! While doing so they often endanger their lives. Rhabdomyolysis, in a particular group of devotees of Bihar/Jharkhand known as Dak-Bum, is a life-threatening clinical entity which occurs in these devotees who travel a long distance in a short period in a fasting state. Rhabdomyolysis detected by myoglobinuria can lead to acute kidney injury and mortality...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829531/patterns-of-referral-to-radiation-oncology-among-patients-with-bladder-cancer-a-population-based-study
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J S Quirt, D R Siemens, K Zaza, W J Mackillop, C M Booth
AIMS: Radical radiotherapy is a reasonable alternative to cystectomy for some patients with invasive bladder cancer, and postoperative radiotherapy may be indicated in patients at high risk of local recurrence. Here we describe pre- and postoperative radiation oncology consultation among patients with bladder cancer in Ontario. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of radiotherapy and surgery were linked to the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) to identify all patients who received treatment with curative intent for bladder cancer between 1994 and 2008...
November 6, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817933/morcellation-worsens-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-undiagnosed-uterine-leiomyosarcomas-a-retrospective-mito-group-study
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Francesco Raspagliesi, Giuseppa Maltese, Giorgio Bogani, Giovanni Fucà, Stefano Lepori, Pierandrea De Iaco, Myriam Perrone, Giovanni Scambia, Gennaro Cormio, Stefano Bogliolo, Alice Bergamini, Giuseppe Bifulco, Paolo Giovanni Casali, Domenica Lorusso
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of morcellation on survival outcomes of patients affected by undiagnosed uterine sarcoma. METHODS: This is a retrospective study performed in 8 referral centers of MITO group. Data of women undergoing morcellation for apparent benign uterine myomas who were ultimately diagnosed with stage I uterine sarcoma on final pathology were compared with data of women who did not undergo morcellation. Uterine sarcoma included: leiomyosarcomas (LMS), smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP), low-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas (LG-ESS) and undifferentiated uterine sarcomas (UUS)...
January 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793165/surviving-critical-illness-what-is-next-an-expert-consensus-statement-on-physical-rehabilitation-after-hospital-discharge
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M E Major, R Kwakman, M E Kho, B Connolly, D McWilliams, L Denehy, S Hanekom, S Patman, R Gosselink, C Jones, F Nollet, D M Needham, R H H Engelbert, M van der Schaaf
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to obtain consensus on physical therapy (PT) in the rehabilitation of critical illness survivors after hospital discharge. Research questions were: what are PT goals, what are recommended measurement tools, and what constitutes an optimal PT intervention for survivors of critical illness? METHODS: A Delphi consensus study was conducted. Panelists were included based on relevant fields of expertise, years of clinical experience, and publication record...
October 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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