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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655164/role-of-diastolic-function-indices-in-the-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-mixed-aortic-valve-disease
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Alexander C Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Amber Boler, Sameh M Said, Jeffrey B Geske, William R Miranda, Emmanuel Akintoye, Heidi M Connolly, Carole A Warnes, Jae K Oh
Aims: Determine the role of diastolic function indices in pre-operative and post-operative risk stratification in patients with moderate mixed aortic valve disease (MAVD). Methods and results: A retrospective study was conducted of asymptomatic patients with moderate MAVD (a combination of moderate aortic stenosis and moderate aortic regurgitation) and an ejection fraction of 50% or more who were followed up at Mayo Clinic from 1 January 2004, to 31 December 2013...
June 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655085/-effects-of-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-traditional-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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G Y Cui, W Tian, D He, Y G Xing, B Liu, Q Yuan, Y Q Wang, Y Q Sun
Objective: To compare the clinical effects of robot-assisted minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and traditional open TLIF in the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis. Methods: A total of 41 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis accepted surgical treatment in Department of Spinal Surgery of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital From July 2015 to April 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 16 cases accepted robot-assisted minimally invasive TLIF and 25 accepted traditional open TLIF...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654852/adductor-canal-compression-syndrome-in-an-18-year-old-female-patient-leading-to-acute-critical-limb-ischemia-a-case-report
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Yi Zhou, Evan J Ryer, Robert P Garvin, Jeremy L Irvan, James R Elmore
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal compression syndrome is a rare non-atherosclerotic cause of arterial occlusion and limb ischemia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 18-year-old healthy female who presented to the emergency department with acute left lower extremity ischemia. Her symptoms began as sudden onset mild foot pain approximately two months ago. Over the 72h prior to presentation, she developed severe pain, pallor, paralysis, loss of pedal pulses, paresthesia, and poikilothermia...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654812/the-%C3%A2-for-lb-challenge-evaluation-of-a-novel-workplace-based-peer-led-weight-management-programme-2014-2016
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Damien Bennett, Tracy Owen, D T Bradley
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the £ for lb. Challenge, a novel country-wide, workplace-based, peer-led weight management programme with participants from a range of private and public organisations in Northern Ireland. STUDY DESIGN: Pre- and post-intervention studies. METHODS: The intervention was workplace-based, led by volunteer co-worker champions and based on the NHS Choices 12-week weight loss guide which incorporates dietary advice, physical activity, behaviour change methods and weekly weight monitoring...
June 24, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654699/early-mobilisation-after-total-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Matthew J Chua, Andrew J Hart, Rajat Mittal, Ian A Harris, Wei Xuan, Justine M Naylor
OBJECTIVE: Early mobilisation is recommended following total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). We sought to determine the proportions of patients that first mobilised on post-operative day 0 (POD 0) and factors associated with earlier time to mobilisation. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted involving patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis who had undergone primary unilateral THA (n = 818) and TKA (n = 989) at 19 Australian hospitals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654551/assuring-sustainable-gains-in-interdisciplinary-performance-improvement-creating-a-shared-mental-model-during-operating-room-to-cardiac-icu-handoff
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Christine M Riley, Amber D Merritt, Justine M Mize, Jennifer J Schuette, John T Berger
OBJECTIVE: To understand sustainability and assure long-term gains in multidisciplinary performance improvement using an operating room to cardiac ICU handoff process focused on creation of a shared mental model. DESIGN: Performance improvement cohort project with pre- and postintervention assessments spanning a 4-year period. SETTING: Twenty-six bed pediatric cardiac ICU in a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Cardiac surgery patients admitted to cardiac ICU from the operating room following cardiac surgery...
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653939/report-cerebral-electrical-impedance-value-reflects-brain-edema-caused-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-infants
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Mingqing Peng, Chunbao Guo, Fang Gong, Min Li, Yuan Li, Qiang Peng, Lin Bo
The study aimed to investigate if the dynamic changes in cerebral electrical impedance (CEI) values could be used to monitor brain edema during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in infants. Forty infants (mean age: 1.4±0.38y) with acyanotic congenital heart disease who underwent CPB open-heart surgery between September 2009 and March 2010 were prospectively enrolled, and divided into 2 groups based on aortic cross-clamping (ACC) time: CPB-A (ACC<50 min) and CPB-B (ACC<50 min). During the same period, twenty infants (aged 1-3y) who underwent surgery for indirect inguinal hernias were selected as controls...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653313/newly-developed-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-late-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-who-underwent-open-heart-surgery-long-term-follow-up
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Yae Min Park, Mi Suk Cha, Chul-Hyum Park, Chang Hu Choi, Yang Bin Jeon, Woong Chol Kang, In Suck Choi, Kook Yang Park
BACKGROUND: Herein is sought to determine whether the occurrence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) increases the risk of late recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients undergoing open heart surgery (OHS). METHODS: This study included 938 patients (56.7 ± 13.1 years old, 550 males) with no history of AF who underwent OHS. All patients were monitored continuously for development of POAF after surgery until the time of hospital discharge and received clinical follow up with serial evaluation of rhythm status...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653183/patient-satisfaction-with-health-is-substantially-improved-following-acl-reconstruction
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Philipp Minzlaff, Thomas Heidt, Matthias J Feucht, Johannes E Plath, Stefan Hinterwimmer, Andreas B Imhoff, Tim Saier
PURPOSE: To prospectively monitor health-related quality of life and return to work after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with isolated ACL tears. METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients with isolated ACL tears who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were prospectively monitored using the "Questions on Life Satisfaction Modules" (FLZ(M)) and "Short-Form 12 (SF-12)" quality-of-life outcome measures. The Lysholm score and Tegner activity index were used as functional outcome measures...
June 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653182/coronal-femoral-tka-position-significantly-influences-in-vivo-patellar-loading-in-unresurfaced-patellae-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Omer Slevin, Florian A Schmid, Filippo-Franco Schiapparelli, Helmut Rasch, Felix Amsler, Michael T Hirschmann
PURPOSE: As patellar tracking and loading is influenced by tibial tuberosity and trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance, patellar height, thickness and tilt as well as TKA component position, it was our hypothesis that these parameters significantly correlate with patellar BTU intensity and localization in SPECT/CT. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether TKA component position as well as the height, thickness and tilt of the unresurfaced patella influences the intensity and the distribution pattern of BTU in SPECT/CT...
June 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653112/the-role-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-tracheal-surgery-20-year-experience-with-110-cases
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Sameep Kadakia, Moustafa Mourad, Arvind Badhey, Thomas Lee, Manlio Gessaroli, Yadranko Ducic
PURPOSE: To determine the utility of intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) during tracheal resection or slide tracheoplasty to prevent recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. METHODS: 110 patients underwent tracheal resection or tracheoplasty between 1997 and 2016. During the first 10-year period, IONM was not used while during the second 10-year period, IONM was used. 49 patients had surgery without IONM while 61 had surgery with IONM. During the post-operative period, patients with nerve injury were compared to determine if significant difference existed between the two modalities...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653101/ct-guided-cement-sacroplasty-csp-as-pain-therapy-in-non-dislocated-insufficiency-fractures
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Reimer Andresen, Sebastian Radmer, Mathias Wollny, Julian Ramin Andresen, Urs Nissen, Hans-Christof Schober
INTRODUCTION: In elderly patients with reduced bone quality, insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are relatively common and are typically associated with severe disabling pain. The objective of the present study was to examine the feasibility of cement augmentation by CSP, to determine post-interventional leakages and other complications, and to present the outcome of pain over the course of 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 23 patients (20 women and 3 men) with an average age of 81...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653078/mri-characteristics-of-torn-and-untorn-post-operative-menisci
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Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Adam Williams, Fang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of torn and untorn post-operative menisci. METHODS: The study group consisted of 140 patients with 148 partially resected menisci who were evaluated with a repeat knee MRI examination and subsequent repeat arthroscopic knee surgery. Two musculoskeletal radiologists retrospectively assessed the following MRI characteristics of the post-operative meniscus: contour (smooth or irregular), T2 line through the meniscus (no line, intermediate signal line, intermediate-to-high signal line, and high fluid-like signal line), displaced meniscus fragment, and change in signal pattern through the meniscus compared with baseline MRI...
June 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652979/metastatic-intraocular-hemangiopericytoma-in-a-dog
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Jonathan D Pucket, Rachel A Allbaugh, Mary L Higginbotham, Amy J Rankin, Leandro Teixeira
A 10-year-old Labrador Retriever who had been undergoing therapy for a recurrent hemangiopericytoma of the right flank presented to the Kansas State University Ophthalmology service for evaluation of a painful left eye. Examination revealed secondary glaucoma and irreversible blindness of the affected eye and multifocal chorioretinal lesions in the fellow eye. Therapeutic and diagnostic enucleation of the left eye was performed and histopathologic examination demonstrated the presence of a presumed metastatic spindle cell sarcoma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652661/observation-of-the-effect-of-targeted-therapy-of-64-slice-spiral-ct-combined-with-cryoablation-for-liver-cancer
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Qiao-Huan Yan, Dian-Guo Xu, Yan-Feng Shen, Ding-Ling Yuan, Jun-Hui Bao, Hai-Bin Li, Ying-Gang Lv
AIM: To observe the effect of targeted therapy with 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) combined with cryoablation for liver cancer. METHODS: A total of 124 patients (142 tumors) were enrolled into this study. According to the use of dual-slice spiral CT or 64-slice spiral CT as a guide technology, patients were divided into two groups: dual-slice group (n = 56, 65 tumors) and 64-slice group (n = 8, 77 tumors). All patients were accepted and received targeted therapy by an argon-helium superconducting surgery system...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652659/single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-biliary-complications-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Anna Hüsing-Kabar, Hauke Sebastian Heinzow, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Carina Stenger, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Gerold Thölking, Christian Wilms, Iyad Kabar
AIM: To evaluate cholangioscopy in addition to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for management of biliary complications after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Twenty-six LT recipients with duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction who underwent ERCP for suspected biliary complications between April and December 2016 at the university hospital of Muenster were consecutively enrolled in this observational study. After evaluating bile ducts using fluoroscopy, cholangioscopy using a modern digital single-operator cholangioscopy system (SpyGlass DS™) was performed during the same procedure with patients under conscious sedation...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652635/-risk-factors-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-unit-br-in-liver-transplant-patients
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Filippo Binda, Alessandro Galazzi, Alessandra Brambilla, Ileana Adamini, Dario Laquintana
. Risk factors for delirium in intensive care unit in liver transplant patients. INTRODUCTION: Delirium is a disorder of the state of consciousness characterized by acute onset and temporal variability of cognitive abilities. It is frequent in intensive care unit (ICU) and it is associated with worst outcomes. AIM: To identify risk factors for the development of delirium in patients in intensive care unit (ICU) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx). METHODS: Observational retrospective study on all the patients undergoing OLTx between January 2014 and December 2015...
April 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652608/high-resolution-3d-visualization-of-ductular-proliferation-of-bile-duct-ligation-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-using-x-ray-phase-contrast-computed-tomography
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Lili Qin, Xinyan Zhao, Jianbo Jian, Yuqing Zhao, Mengyu Sun, Chunhong Hu
X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography (PCCT) can provide excellent image contrast for soft tissues with small density differences, and it is particularly appropriate for three-dimensional (3D) visualization of accurate microstructures inside biological samples. In this study, the morphological structures of proliferative bile ductules (BDs) were visualized without contrast agents via PCCT with liver fibrosis samples induced by bile duct ligation (BDL) in rats. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham operation group, 2-week and 6-week post-BDL groups...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652159/skin-to-tumor-distance-predicts-treatment-failure-of-t1a-renal-cell-carcinoma-following-percutaneous-cryoablation
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Simone L Vernez, Zhamshid Okhunov, Kamaljot Kaler, Ramy F Youssef, Rahul Dutta, Arkadiy Palvanov, Paras Shah, Kathryn Osann, David N Siegel, Igor Lobko, Louis Kavoussi, Ralph V Clayman, Jaime Landman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of skin-to-tumor (STT) distance on the risk for treatment failure following PCA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent PCA with documented T1a recurrent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at two academic centers between 2005 and 2015. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, perioperative and post-operative course variables were collected. Additionally, we measured the STT by averaging the distance from the skin to the center of the tumor at 0, 45 and 90 degrees on preoperative computed tomography imaging...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652124/ureterocalicostomy-for-reconstruction-of-complicated-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-in-adults-long-term-outcome-factors-predicting-its-failure-in-contemporary-cohort
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Devarshi Srivastava, Sanjoy K Sureka, Priyank Yadav, Ankur Bansal, Shashikant Gupta, Rakesh Kapoor, M S Ansari, Aneesh Srivastava
INTRODUCTION: Ureterocalicostomy (UC) is a well-established treatment option for patients with recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) with postoperative fibrosis and a relatively inaccessible renal pelvis. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term outcome of UC and factors predicting its failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data of 72 patients who underwent open or laparoscopic UC from 2000 to 2014. Variables that may affect the outcomes of UC were assessed with regard to primary pathology, age, serum creatinine, preoperative renal size (<15 cm and > 15 cm), renal cortical thickness (<5mm and >5 mm), grade of hydronephrosis and preoperative renal function (GFR < or >20 ml/min)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Urology
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