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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819694/thoracic-corpectomy-for-neoplastic-vertebral-bodies-using-a-navigated-lateral-extracavitary-approach-a-single-center-consecutive-case-series-technique-and-analysis
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Sebastian Hartmann, Christoph Wipplinger, Anja Tschugg, Pujan Kavakebi, Alexander Örley, Pierre Pascal Girod, Claudius Thomé
Thoracic myelopathy is often caused by vertebral body fractures resulting from neoplastic conditions, traumatic events, or infectious diseases. One of the preferred procedures for treating it is the lateral extracavitary approach (LECA) with single-level or multilevel decompressive corpectomy and reconstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the thoracic lateral extracavitary approach with corpectomy using vertebral body replacement systems (VBR-S) and dorsal reconstruction. Twenty-four patients with metastatic or primary lesions of thoracic vertebrae T2-T12 underwent spinal decompression and ventral column reconstruction with correction of spinal deformity via a LECA...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798881/scrotal-abscess-drained-by-iatrogenic-urethral-fistula-in-an-adult-diabetic-male
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Marco Stizzo, Davide Arcaniolo, Carmelo Quattrone, Raffaele Balsamo, Marco Terribile, Celeste Manfredi, Vincenzo Mirone, Paolo Verze, Marco De Sio
A 46-year-old Caucasian male has been transferred to our urology department with a history of septic fever, uncompensated diabetes, pain, and scrotal swelling. On clinical examination, the left inguinal and scrotal area was swollen, tender, and painful; scrotal MR had been performed, showing the catheter tip in scrotal cavity and presence of gas. The case was diagnosed as scrotal abscess with urethroscrotal fistula. He was successfully treated with scrotal incision, drainage, catheter repositioning under fluoroscopic control, antibiotics, and insulin...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791720/infectivity-in-bone-marrow-from-sporadic-cjd-patients
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Alvina Huor, Jean Yves Douet, Caroline Lacroux, Séverine Lugan, Cécile Tillier, Naima Aron, Hervé Cassard, Mark Arnold, Juan Maria Torres, James W Ironside, Olivier Andréoletti
Prion infectivity was recently identified in the blood of both sporadic and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) patients. In variant CJD (vCJD) the widespread distribution of prions in peripheral tissues of both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients is likely to explain the occurrence of the observed prionaemia. However, in sporadic CJD (sCJD) prion infectivity is described to be located principally in the central nervous system. In this study, we investigated the presence of prion infectivity in bone marrow collected after death in patients affected with different sCJD agents...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779831/clostridium-difficile-infection
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John G Bartlett
Clostridium difficile infection is a major health care challenge in terms of patient and economic consequences. For the patient, it is a morbid and sometimes a life-threatening iatrogenic complication of antibiotic treatment. In the United States, the provider's institution may face financial penalties, because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention views this as an iatrogenic health care-associated complication that may not be reimbursable by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; this has resulted in substantial incentives for new approaches to prevention and treatment...
September 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728207/-female-urethral-diverticulum-with-calculus-formation-imitating-stress-incontinence
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Leonidas Karapanos, Daniel Porres, David Pfister, Ilgar Akbarov, Axel Heidenreich, Vahudin Zugor
A female urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare condition with a prevalence of 0.6 - 4.7 %. Possible aetiologies include chronic infection of the periurethral glands, childbirth trauma, and iatrogenic lesions after urethral manipulation. The main symptoms are recurrent urinary tract infections, post-void dribbling and leakage of urine or purulent discharge by movement, which is caused by the emptying of the diverticular lumen (paradoxical incontinence). As this may imitate stress urinary incontinence, the final diagnosis is a challenge for urologists...
July 20, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708040/anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-fusion-for-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-recurrent-disc-prolapse-report-of-3-cases
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Kimberly-Anne Tan, Mathew D Sewell, Yma Markmann, Andrew J Clarke, Oliver M Stokes, Daniel Chan
There is a lack of information and consensus regarding the optimal treatment for recurrent disc herniation previously treated by posterior discectomy, and no reports have described an anterior approach for recurrent disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome (CES). Revision posterior decompression, irrespective of the presence of CES, has been reported to be associated with significantly higher rates of dural tears, hematomas, and iatrogenic nerve root damage. The authors describe treatment and outcomes in 3 consecutive cases of patients who underwent anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion (ALDF) for CES caused by recurrent disc herniations that had been previously treated with posterior discectomy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702336/progressive-subcutaneous-emphysema-a-rare-finding-pneumorrhachis
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Serdar Özkan, Özgür Ömer Yıldız, İlker Ünlü, Nurettin Karaoğlanoğlu
Pneumorrhachis is a rare phenomenon which may be caused by trauma, intracraneal infection, pneumomediastinum or iatrogenic factors. Presence of air in the spinal canal is reported in most cases. In this article, we report a case with PR in the spinal canal without any neurological deficit, which developed secondary to subcutaneous emphysema.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697018/the-renaissance-man-of-burn-surgery-basil-a-pruitt-jr
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Karel D Capek, Guillermo Foncerrada, R Patrick Clayton, Michaela Sljivich, Charles D Voigt, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Craig Porter, Ashley Guillory, David N Herndon
Dr. Basil A. Pruitt Jr., a consummate clinical and translational surgeon-scientist, has been spent over half a century at the forefront of an advancing standard of burn care. Commanding the US Army Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, he trained generations of leading burn clinicians and allied scientists. At his direction, there were forged discoveries in resuscitation from shock, treatment of inhalation injury, control of burn-related infections, prevention of iatrogenic complications, and understanding the sympathetic, endocrine, and immune responses to burn injury...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678894/first-outbreak-and-subsequent-cases-of-trypanosoma-vivax-in-the-state-of-goi%C3%A3-s-brazil
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Thiago Souza Azeredo Bastos, Adriana Marques Faria, Darling Mélany de Carvalho Madrid, Luciana Cardoso de Bessa, Guido Fontgalland Coelho Linhares, Otavio Luiz Fidelis, Paulo Henrique Sampaio, Breno Cayeiro Cruz, Leonardo Bueno Cruvinel, João Eduardo Nicaretta, Rosangela Zacarias Machado, Alvimar José da Costa, Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes
Trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma vivax has increased the reports in Brazil in the last decade. An outbreak is herein first reported in the state of Goiás, from May 2016 to January 2017. The outbreak start occurred in the city of Ipameri (Goiás) after the introduction of 18 auctioned cows from the state of Minas Gerais. Direct parasitological test (blood smears) and polymerase chain reactions targeting the catL genes diagnosed T. vivax infection. Fifty six cows from a herd of 161 were infected; 12 died during the outbreak and 44 animals persistently positive (by blood smears) even after chemical treatment were discarded...
June 29, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674586/-epidemiological-clinical-aspects-and-management-of-urethral-stenosis-in-adult-patients-in-a-district-hospital-in-ngaound%C3%A3-r%C3%A3-cameroon
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Ngaroua, Ngah Joseph Eloundou, Yaouba Djibrilla, Ousmane Asmaou, Amvene Jérémie Mbo
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to determine the epidemiological, clinical aspects and the management of these patients in Ngaoundere Protestant Hospital (HPN). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of complete medical records of patients hospitalized for urethral stenosis in the Department of Urology at the Protestant Hospital of Ngaoundéré over a one-year period (January 2013 to January 2014). RESULTS: Out of 69 registered medical records, a total of 57 patients files (all male) were identified for review...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670676/yang-monti-principle-in-bridging-long-ureteral-defects-cases-report-and-a-systemic-review
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Jun Sheng Bao, Qiqi He, Yuzhuo Li, Wei Shi, Gongjin Wu, Zhongjin Yue
Ureteric substitution using the Yang-Monti principle was reported as a modification of simple ileal ureter replacement. During April 2013 to June in 2015, 2 patients underwent ileal ureteral substitution using a reconfigured ileal segment of Yang Monti principle in our clinical center. Some slight modifications were made and then follow-up were carried out up to 12 months. For these 2 cases, no significant intra/post-operative complications occurred. In 1 year follow up, serum creatinine (Scr) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) of both patients decreased to normal...
July 2, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666918/urinary-tract-infection-after-retrograde-urethrogram-in-children-a-multicenter-study
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Neha R Malhotra, Jared R Green, Cynthia K Rigsby, Jane L Holl, Earl Y Cheng, Emilie K Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The risk of post-procedural urinary tract infection (ppUTI) after retrograde urethrogram (RUG) has not been well quantified. Prophylactic antibiotics may reduce the risk, but must be weighed against the risks of antibiotic resistance. Prior research has shown that this risk is variable after voiding cystourethrogram (0-42% reported ppUTI rate) and appears to be low after urodynamics (0-4.8%) but this risk has not been well documented for patients undergoing RUG. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to (1) describe the rate of ppUTI after RUG, and (2) examine factors associated with use of antibiotics at the time of RUG...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664811/how-can-i-help-older-people-in-hospital-get-home-sooner-and-prevent-deconditioning
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Jo Jennings
Concerns about the complications of prolonged bed rest were raised as far back as 1947 ( Asher 1947 ). Hospital stays are associated with iatrogenic infections, medication errors, increased risk of delirium and side effects of prolonged bed rest ( Inouye and Charpentier 1996 , Covinsky et al 2011 ).
June 30, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659250/cutaneous-kaposi-sarcoma-during-treatment-with-superpotent-topical-steroids-and-methotrexate-for-bullous-pemphigoid-three-cases
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Raphaëlle Binois, Marion Nadal, Eric Esteve, Anne De Muret, Rémy Kerdraon, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino, Pauline Gaboriaud, Antoine Touze, Mahtab Samimi
Iatrogenic Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has previously been reported in patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP), in relation to systemic steroids. To report three cases of previously unreported cutaneous KS during treatment with superpotent topical steroids (STS) and methotrexate (MTX). All patients were elderly men with BP treated with STS for 2 to 32 months (cumulative doses: 2,700-9,150 g) before MTX was introduced (dosage: 10-12.5 mg/week). KS occurred one to nine months after the combined therapy. In one case, KS rapidly resolved after withdrawal of MTX...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658091/assessing-estimates-of-patient-safety-derived-from-coded-data
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Wazim Narain
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) with the goal of detecting and preventing adverse events using administrative data. Use of PSIs to measure safety and quality of care raises questions since they rely heavily on coded data. The goal of this paper is to review literature on AHRQ PSIs, specifically their accuracy in detecting adverse events, and how recent coding changes affect the accuracy of these estimates. The Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) contains data on more than seven million hospital stays yearly...
July 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648674/hemodynamic-changes-in-patients-with-influenza-a-after-propacetamol-infusion-in-the-emergency-department
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Hyun Jong Lee, Young Ju Suh, Ah Jin Kim, Seung Baik Han, Areum Durey
OBJECTIVES: Recently, there has been an emerging clinical data suggesting that intravenous propacetamol may cause iatrogenic hypotension. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate hemodynamic changes after propacetamol infusion in the emergency department (ED) with the patients of influenza A. Secondary objective was to assess the incidence of propacetamol-induced significant hypotension and to evaluate factors associated with this adverse effect by comparing two groups of patients with or without a significant reduction in blood pressure (BP)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647984/-screening-on-key-techniques-used-for-surveillance-and-disposal-of-public-health-emergencies
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Q R Zhu, L Yang, H Y Ma, W Q Xie, L M Cong, L W Xu
Objective: To explore the key techniques used for surveillance and disposal of infectious diseases, food poisoning and hospital infection to improve the ability of surveillance and disposal on public health emergency. Methods: Framework on surveillance and disposal of infectious diseases, food poisoning and hospital infection was set up, based on literature review and expert group discussion. Delphi method and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution comprehensive evaluation method were used for ordering preference by similarity, to screen key techniques set for surveillance and disposal of the above said events...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642060/microsurgically-assisted-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-simultaneous-male-fertility-procedures-rationale-technique-and-outcomes
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Michael L Schulster, Matthew R Cohn, Bobby B Najari, Marc Goldstein
PURPOSE: Inguinal herniorrhaphy is the most common general surgical procedure. It is associated with frequent complications such as recurrence (1.9% with mesh), post-operative hematoma (4.5%), reduced sensation (0 - 42.8%), chronic post-operative pain (5.1%), vasal injury (0.1 - 0.53%) and infection (3 - 6%)(1-5). Drawing on our experience utilizing the operating microscope for varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal and repair of iatrogenic vasal obstruction from hernia repair, we employed it for inguinal hernia repair...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633734/cutaneous-hiv-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-a-potential-setting-for-management-by-clinical-observation
#19
Surget V Beatrous, Stratton B Grisoli, Ryan R Riahi, Philip R Cohen
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a malignancy of viral etiology whose course ranges from cutaneous limited lesions to fulminant disease with multi-organ involvement. Four clinical variants of the disease exist: classic, endemic, iatrogenic, and epidemic. Iatrogenic and epidemic variants of Kaposi sarcoma develop in the setting of immune suppression. Transplant recipients who develop iatrogenic KS typically demonstrate improvement of lesions following de-escalation of immunosuppressive therapy. Similarly, HIV-infected patients who begin highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) experience immune reconstitution, which can induce KS regression...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616706/surgical-treatment-of-unstable-pelvic-fractures-with-concomitant-acetabular-fractures
#20
Leyi Cai, Yiting Lou, Xiaoshan Guo, Jianshun Wang
PURPOSE: To explore the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical prognosis of patients with both unstable pelvic fractures and concomitant acetabular fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases of unstable pelvic fractures with concomitant acetabular fractures treated between January 2013 and December 2014. All 21 patients (18 males, 3 females), aged 43.5-55 years (range: 21-55 years), underwent surgery within four to 15 days (average = 6...
June 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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