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Ádám Berniczei-Roykó, Jan-Hendrik Tappe, Axel Krinner, Tomasz Gredes, András Végh, Katona Gábor, Kamila Linkowska-Świdzińska, Ute Ulrike Botzenhart
BACKGROUND Cleft defects are one of the most frequent birth-deformities of the orofacial region and they are commonly associated with anomalies of the tooth structure, size, shape, formation, eruption, and tooth number. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence, distribution, and potential association of combined hypodontia in cleft-affected patients with regard to all types of teeth in both jaws in the permanent dentition. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective radiographic analysis included patients with various types of clefts treated orthodontically in the Department of Orofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics at Heim Pàl Children's Hospital, Budapest...
October 21, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Kelly W Reeves, Yhenneko Taylor, Hazel Tapp, Thomas Ludden, Lindsay E Shade, Beth Burton, Cheryl Courtlandt, Michael Dulin
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a common childhood chronic lung disease affecting greater than 10% of children in the United States. School nurses are in a unique position to close gaps in care. Indeed, effective asthma management is more likely to result when providers, family, and schools work together to optimize the patient's treatment plan. Currently, effective communication between schools and healthcare systems through electronic medical record (EMR) systems remains a challenge. The goal of this feasibility pilot was to link the school-based care team with primary care providers in the healthcare system network via electronic communication through the EMR, on behalf of pediatric asthma patients who had been hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation...
October 19, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
Hai V Nguyen, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Robyn Jennifer Tapp, Shweta Mital, Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Hon Tym Wong, Colin S Tan, Augustinus Laude, E Shyong Tai, Ngiap Chuan Tan, Eric A Finkelstein, Tien Yin Wong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
PURPOSE: To determine the incremental cost-effectiveness of a new telemedicine technician-based assessment relative to an existing model of family physician (FP)-based assessment of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Singapore from the health system and societal perspectives. DESIGN: Model-based, cost-effectiveness analysis of the Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Program (SiDRP). PARTICIPANTS: A hypothetical cohort of patients aged 55 years with type 2 diabetes previously not screened for DR...
October 7, 2016: Ophthalmology
James Tapp, Estelle Moore
AIM: The objective of this paper is to review risk instruments that have been used in the assessment of the potential for violence within the dating relationships of young people. METHOD: A review of the dating violence literature was conducted to identify risk assessment approaches that have been used to predict harmful behaviour within the dating relationships of people aged between 15 and 30 years. Risk assessments were evaluated on recommended quality criteria: predictive validity, accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) and inter-rater reliability...
October 2016: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
Janine Vetsch, Joanna E Fardell, Claire E Wakefield, Christina Signorelli, Gisela Michel, Jordana K McLoone, Thomas Walwyn, Heather Tapp, Jo Truscott, Richard J Cohn
OBJECTIVE: This mixed-method study assessed 1) survivors' and parents' information needs; and 2) associations between unmet information needs and clinical and socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS: Stage 1: CCS and parents of CCS, >5years post-diagnosis completed a questionnaire on information needs, overall health and perceived risk. Predictors for unmet information needs were assessed by multivariable regression. Stage 2: participants were interviewed in-depth on these topics...
September 22, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
Masato Momiyama, Fumitoshi Mizutani, Tatsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Aoyama, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Hideo Yamamoto
We present the case of a male Japanese patient with a giant inguinal hernia that extended to his knees while standing. A transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair was performed under general anesthesia. Complete reduction of the contents of the hernia was achieved within 2 h 50 min. A blood loss of approximately 700 ml was noted. The patient was discharged from the hospital on post-operative Day 12, with no recurrence of the hernia 6 months post-surgery. Factors contributing to the successful outcomes included preparation of several reduction methods before surgery, use of a large size mesh and implementation of pre-operative measures to prevent abdominal compartment syndrome...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
M Lindovský, V Kameníček
INTRODUCTION: Supravesical hernia is a rare cause of hernias in the groin; the authors describe its surgical treatment using a laparoscopic technique - TAPP. METHOD: From 2003 to 2015, laparoscopic hernioplasty of inguinal hernia using TAPP was performed at our clinic in 1227 patients; this patient group included 12 patients with the diagnosis of supravesical hernia. Clipped polypropylene mesh was used to cover the defect in all patients. RESULTS: All patients were operated on with this technique...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Yasuhiro Yuasa, Hiroshi Okitsu, Masakazu Goto, Yuta Matsuo, Hiroshi Edagawa, Osamu Mori, Ryotaro Tani, Shunsuke Kuramoto, Mayumi Ikeuchi, Atsushi Tomibayashi
We devised a method for confirming the position of mesh placed during transabdominal preperitoneal repair (TAPP) of an inguinal hernia. The preperitoneum is sufficiently detached, and the mesh is fixed in place as usual. Before completely closing the peritoneum, pressure is applied from outside the body and inside the abdominal cavity to remove as much air as possible from the detached preperitoneum; the peritoneum is then sutured using a V-Loc(TM) closure device so that it does not constrict. By releasing the pressure all at once, the airtightness of the preperitoneum is maintained, and the position of the mesh can be observed through the translucent peritoneum...
2016: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
M Al-Memar, S Tapp, F Ayim, S Guha, L Ameye, A Sayasneh, C Bottomley, D Gould, C Stalder, D Timmerman, T Bourne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Takeshi Matsutani, Tsutomu Nomura, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Akihisa Matsuda, Yoshimune Takao, Eiji Uchida
Purpose. To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair using a memory-ring patch (Polysoft™ mesh). Patients and Methods. Between April 2010 and March 2013, a total of 76 inguinal hernias underwent TAPP repair using Polysoft mesh in 67 adults under general anesthesia. Three different senior resident surgeons performed TAPP repair under the instruction of a specialist surgeon. Nine patients had bilateral hernias. The 76 hernias included 37 indirect inguinal hernias, 29 direct hernias, 1 femoral hernia, 1 pantaloon hernia (combined direct/indirect inguinal hernia), and 8 recurrent hernias after open anterior hernia repair...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
Nancy J Moules, Andrew Estefan, Graham McCaffrey, Dianne M Tapp, Douglas Strother
This article is the first of a three-part report of a research study that used hermeneutic inquiry to examine the effects of childhood cancer on the relationship between the parents of the child. In Part 1, we identity the topic of investigation and the relevant literature; describe the research question, method, and design; and begin our interpretations of the data with a focus on the couples who remained together and those who experienced relationship demise. In this analysis, we discovered that issues of difference and trading played a strong role in how the couples fared in their relationships...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Family Nursing
Flore Vărcuş, Ciprian Duţă, Amadeus Dobrescu, Fuger Lazăr, Marius Papurica, Cristi Tarta
AIM: The purpose of the study was to compare the results of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using two different methods: transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair and the technique of totally extraperitoneal repair (TEP). METHODS: In this retrospective study were included 90 cases of inguinal hernia that underwent for laparoscopic approach of inguinal hernia repair at the Emergency County Hospital Timisoara at the 2nd Surgical Clinic between 2012 and 2013. The primary outcome was recurrence of the hernia at two years follow-up...
July 2016: Chirurgia
Bill Lukin, Li-Jun Fan, Jing-Zhou Zhao, Jian-Dong Sun, Kaeleen Dingle, Rhonda Purtill, Sam Tapp, Xiang-Yu Hou
BACKGROUND: Hospital emergency department (ED) use by patients from residential aged care facilities (RACFs) is not always appropriate, and this calls for interventions to avoid some unnecessary uses. This study aims to compare patterns of ED use by RACF patients with and without a Hospital in the Nursing Home (HiNH) program. METHODS: RACF patients presenting to EDs of a hospital with and a hospital without this program during pre- and post-intervention periods were included...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Colleen A Cuthbert, Kathryn King-Shier, Dianne M Tapp, Dean Ruether, Colleen Jackson, S Nicole Culos-Reed
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers (FCs) to cancer patients are at increased risk for physical and emotional health problems as a result of being in the caregiver role. Current research on interventions for FCs has focused on psychological support or educational interventions, with very little investigation of exercise in maintaining or improving health. Based on our preliminary survey, participation in regular exercise to improve health was noted as a priority for FCs. The purpose of the study described in this protocol is to examine the impact of a 12-week structured exercise program on physical functioning (primary outcome), physical activity levels and psychological well-being (secondary outcomes), in FCs caring for adult cancer patients...
September 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Charumathi Sabanayagam, Eva Fenwick, Peng Guan Ong, Min Li Tey, Robyn Tapp, Ching-Yu Cheng, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung, Tin Aung, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse Lamoureux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2016: Ophthalmology
Abigail Falk, Ivan D Maya, Alexander S Yevzlin
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene stent graft versus balloon angioplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis in the venous outflow of hemodialysis access grafts and fistulae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventy-five patients were randomized at 23 US sites to stent-graft placement or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Primary study endpoints were access circuit primary patency (ACPP) at 6 months and safety through 30 days; secondary endpoints were evaluated through 24 months...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Virinder Kumar Bansal, Asuri Krishna, Pratik Manek, Subodh Kumar, Omprakash Prajapati, Rajeshwari Subramaniam, Anand Kumar, Atin Kumar, Rajesh Sagar, M C Misra
BACKGROUND: There is very scant literature on the impact of inguinal hernia mesh repair on testicular functions and sexual functions following open and laparoscopic repair. The present randomized study compares TAPP and TEP repairs in terms of testicular functions, sexual functions, quality of life and chronic groin pain. METHODS: This study was conducted from April 2012 to October 2014. A total of 160 patients with uncomplicated groin hernia were randomized to either trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair or totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) repair...
August 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Caley Tapp, Stefano Occhipinti
Across four studies, we investigated the relationship between moral contagion and disgust. Study 1 established that the contamination effect is unique to transgressions that fall within the moral domain. Study 2 replicated this effect and further showed that the underlying mechanism is intimately related to disgust, as disgust was found to uniquely mediate the relationship between moral transgressions and contamination responses. In Study 3, disgust was again found to mediate this relationship. In addition, the results of Study 3 show that the moral contagion effect was not dependent upon the presence of a core disgust cue within the transgression...
August 1, 2016: British Journal of Social Psychology
Noriaki Kameyama, Norihiro Kishida, Yuki Seo, Satoshi Tabuchi, Toshiki Yamashita
Single-port laparoscopic surgery is gaining increased attention because of its superiority in terms of cosmesis. A 1.5 cm vertical transumbilical incision is used for the single port, which is created by the glove method. We began applying single-port surgery to hernia repair in 2010, at which time we used the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach. We began applying the totally extraperitoneal peritoneal (TEP) approach in 2013. Single-port TEP repair is now our standard procedure for inguinal hernia repair, and we consider it to be indicated for all cases of inguinal hernia unless the hernia has occurred during pregnancy, the patient is assigned to American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class 3/4, or ascites due to liver cirrhosis is present...
July 29, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Dennis Tappe, Mihály Sulyok, Therese Riu, Lajos Rózsa, Imre Bodó, Christoph Schoen, Birgit Muntau, Gergely Babocsay, Richard Hardi
Snakeborne Armillifer pentastomiasis is an emerging human parasitic infection in rural tropical areas where snake meat is eaten. After a series of severe ocular A. grandis larval infections and anecdotal abdominal infection in Sankuru District, Democratic Republic of the Congo, during 2014-2015, we systematically investigated possible pentastomid etiology in patients who underwent surgery in the region. Histologic and molecular analyses by established pentastomid 18S rDNA- and newly developed Armillifer-specific cytochrome oxidase PCRs revealed larval pentastomid lesions in 3...
August 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
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