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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726159/diagnosis-and-treatment-delays-among-elderly-breast-cancer-patients-with-pre-existing-mental-illness
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Kristy Iglay, Melissa L Santorelli, Kim M Hirshfield, Jill M Williams, George G Rhoads, Yong Lin, Kitaw Demissie
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare diagnosis and treatment delays in elderly breast cancer patients with and without pre-existing mental illness. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare data including 16,636 women 68+ years, who were diagnosed with stage I-IIIa breast cancer in the United States from 2005 to 2007. Mental illness was identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes recorded on inpatient and outpatient claims during the 3 years prior to breast cancer diagnosis...
July 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726018/association-of-vagotomy-and-decreased-risk-of-subsequent-ischemic-stroke-in-complicated-peptic-ulcer-patients-an-asian-population-study
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Chu-Wen Fang, Chun-Hung Tseng, Shih-Chi Wu, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Chih-Hsin Muo
OBJECTIVES: The primary management of peptic ulcers is medical treatment. Persistent exacerbation of a peptic ulcer may lead to complications (perforation and/or bleeding). There has been a trend toward the use of a less invasive surgical simple suture, simple local suture or non-operative (endoscopic/angiography) hemostasis rather than acid-reducing vagotomy (i.e., vagus nerve severance) for treating complicated peptic ulcers. Other studies have shown the relationship between high vagus nerve activity and survival in cancer patients via reduced levels of inflammation, indicating the essential role of the vagus nerve...
July 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724333/the-impact-of-acute-management-on-the-occurrence-of-medical-complications-during-the-specialized-spinal-cord-injury-acute-hospitalization-following-motor-complete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Erhmann Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Determine the impact of early admission and complete perioperative management in a specialized spinal cord injury (SCI) trauma center (SCI-center) on the occurrence of medical complications following tetraplegia. DESIGN: A retrospective comparative cohort study of prospectively collected data involving 116 individuals was conducted. Group 1 (N=87) was early managed in a SCI-center promptly after the trauma, whereas Group 2 (N=29) was surgically and preoperatively managed in a non-specialized (NS) center before being transferred to the SCI-center...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723900/the-natural-history-of-acute-ebola-virus-disease-among-patients-managed-in-five-ebola-treatment-units-in-west-africa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kelly Skrable, Reshma Roshania, Michaela Mallow, Vanessa Wolfman, Matthew Siakor, Adam C Levine
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have focused on clinical symptoms and Ebola virus (EBOV) cycle threshold (CT) values recorded at patient triage. Our study explores EVD symptoms and EBOV CT values from onset of illness to recovery or death in a diverse population of patients. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We analyzed clinical care data from EBOV positive patients admitted to five Ebola treatment units in West Africa from 2014-2015. Prevalence of clinical signs/symptoms and CT values were explored using descriptive statistics...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722516/pre-operative-obesity-does-not-predict-poorer-symptom-control-and-quality-of-life-after-lumbar-disc-surgery
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Paul M Brennan, James J M Loan, Neil Watson, Pragnesh M Bhatt, Peter Alwyn Bodkin
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether there was a difference in post-operative symptomatic control and quality of life (QoL) between patients who were obese (BMI >30) and non-obese (BMI <30) pre-operatively. This information may inform the decision making of Physicians and patients whether to proceed to surgery for management of symptomatic lumbar disc prolapse. METHODS: We conducted a prospective questionnaire-based study of QoL and symptom control in 120 patients with postal follow-up at 3 and 12 months after lumbar disc surgery...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722080/-a-surgery-oriented-classification-in-conversion-therapy-of-gastric-cancer
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Ziyu Li, Kan Xue, Jiafu Ji
Clinical practice showed that some advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients achieved long-term survival after surgery, whereas some benefited from non-surgical treatment. In recent years, with the emergence of new drugs, diversity of treatment and development of multi-disciplinary team, the concept of conversion therapy comes into attention. Owing to diverse phenotypes with scattered cases, publications are mainly case reports or small sample studies from single centers, which makes it hard to acquire high-level evidence...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721569/management-of-enterocutaneous-fistula-outcomes-in-276-patients
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Martha Quinn, Stuart Falconer, Ruth F McKee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of patients with type II intestinal failure due to enterocutaneous fistulae in a tertiary referral centre over a 15 year period. Intestinal failure secondary to enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) requires multidisciplinary management at significant cost. Mortality and morbidity are high. METHODS: Patients were identified from a prospectively collected database of patients requiring inpatient parenteral nutrition (1998-2013). Data collected included: demographics, mode of admission, pathological grouping and outcome...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721003/patient-compliance-with-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-vte
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John Ross Blackwell, Parag Raval, John-Patrick Quigley, Amit Patel, Donald McBride
Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) comprises pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and causes morbidity and mortality, particularly in trauma and orthopaedic patients. Prevalence of 0.9% and 1.2% respectively are reported, with mortality rates up to 13.8%. Chemical thromboprophylactic agents including low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) are considered cost effective in reducing VTE risk. Evidence for anti-platelets including Aspirin for VTE prophylaxis is less compelling and is not supported as monotherapy...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
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Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717395/brain-imaging-before-primary-lung-cancer-resection-a-controversial-topic
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Zoe Hudson, Eveline Internullo, Anthony Edey, Isabel Laurence, Davide Bianchi, Alfredo Addeo
OBJECTIVE: International and national recommendations for brain imaging in patients planned to undergo potentially curative resection of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are variably implemented throughout the United Kingdom [Hudson BJ, Crawford MB, and Curtin J et al (2015) Brain imaging in lung cancer patients without symptoms of brain metastases: a national survey of current practice in EnglandClin Radiol https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2015.02.007]. However, the recommendations are not based on high-quality evidence and do not take into account cost implications and local resources...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716368/surgeons-and-surgical-trainees-acute-stress-in-real-operations-or-simulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Georgiou, Andreas Larentzakis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute stress in surgery is ubiquitous and has an immediate impact on surgical performance and patient safety. Surgeons react with several coping strategies; however, they recognise the necessity of formal stress management training. Thus, stress assessment is a direct need. Surgical simulation is a validated standardised training milieu designed to replicate real-life situations. It replicates stress, prevents biases, and provides objective metrics. The complexity of stress mechanisms makes stress measurement difficult to quantify and interpret...
July 14, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716161/post-adenoidectomy-quality-of-life-in-children-with-refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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V Bettadahalli, A Chakravarti
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate post-adenoidectomy quality of life in children with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: A prospective interventional study of children aged 4-12 years with chronic refractory rhinosinusitis was conducted. A total of 60 children completed follow up. Nasal endoscopy and non-contrast computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses were performed, and both symptoms and their effects on patient quality of life pre- and post-adenoidectomy were evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709521/management-of-plastic-wastes-at-brazilian-ports-and-diagnosis-of-their-generation
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Clarice Neffa Gobbi, Vânia Maria Lourenço Sanches, Elen Beatriz Acordi Vasques Pacheco, Maria José de Oliveira Cavalcanti Guimarães, Marcos Aurélio Vasconcelos de Freitas
This study evaluated the management of plastic wastes at 20 Brazilian maritime ports, from three sources: vessels, leased and non-leased areas. The data were obtained from documents on port wastes organized in a relational database with defined protocols (closed form). Analysis of the spreadsheets prepared and field visits revealed that the main bottleneck in managing plastic wastes at ports is their segregation. In general, more material is segregated and sent for recycling from leased areas than non-leased ones (administered by the government)...
July 11, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708781/fracture-site-mobility-at-six-weeks-following-humeral-shaft-fracture-predicts-nonunion-without-surgery
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Adam S Driesman, Nina Fisher, Raj Karia, Sanjit Konda, Kenneth A Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the presence of fracture site gross motion on physical examination to predict humeral shaft fracture progression to nonunion in patients managed non-operatively. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Single trauma level 1 institutional center PATIENTS:: Eighty-four consecutive patients undergoing non-operative treatment of a diaphyseal humeral shaft fracture were identified. The average age of the population was 48.3 years and 50% of the cohort was male...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707821/splenic-vein-thrombosis-following-pancreas-transplantation-identification-of-factors-that-support-conservative-management
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Jack W Harbell, Tara Morgan, Vickie A Feldstein, Garrett R Roll, Andrew Posselt, Sang-Mo Kang, Sandy Feng, Ryutaro Hirose, Chris E Freise, Peter Stock
Prophylaxis for graft portal/splenic venous thrombosis following pancreas transplant varies between institutions. Similarly, treatment of venous thrombosis ranges from early re-exploration to conservative management with anticoagulation. We wished to determine the prevalence of graft splenic vein (SV) thrombosis, as well as the clinical significance of non-occlusive thrombus observed on routine imaging. Records of 112 pancreas transplant recipients over a five-year period at a single center were reviewed. Venous thrombosis was defined as absence of flow or presence of thrombus identified in any part of the graft SV on ultrasound...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705591/effectiveness-of-surgery-versus-conservative-treatment-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-system-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xin-Long Ma, Xing-Wen Zhao, Jian-Xiong Ma, Fei Li, Yin Wang, Bin Lu
PURPOSE: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) was a common degenerative disease that affected the lumbar spine function and quality of life, which can be treated both surgery and conservative treatment. We did this study to compare the effectiveness of surgery versus conservative treatment for LSS. METHODS: We searched PubMed as well as other databases in September.18th.2016. Randomized controlled trials compared surgery versus conservative treatment for patients with LSS were enrolled...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704814/acalculous-cholecystitis-is-an-elective-interval-cholecystectomy-necessary
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Syed H Abbas, Mudassar A Ghazanfar, Alex N Gordon-Weeks, Srikanth R Reddy, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael A Silva
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) accounts for 5-10% of cases of acute cholecystitis. The advantage of interval cholecystectomy for patients with AAC is unclear. Therefore, a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with AAC at our institution was performed over a 5-year period. METHODS: Patients were identified via hospital coding using the keywords "acalculous cholecystitis, cholecystostomy and gall bladder perforation." Follow-up data was obtained by performing a retrospective review of the patients' hospital records...
July 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702847/is-surgery-for-pineal-cysts-safe-and-effective-short-review
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REVIEW
Martin Májovský, David Netuka, Vladimír Beneš
In this short review, the authors performed a database search and summarize current knowledge of the management of patients with pineal cysts (PCs) and investigate the role of surgical treatment. The scientific literature on the surgical treatment of PCs is sparse and encompasses only case series with little over 200 operated patients combined. All included papers reported favorable results after pineal cyst surgery with improvement of symptoms in most patients. Microsurgical resection of PCs, preferably using the supracerebellar-infratentorial approach, could be considered as a viable treatment option in symptomatic patients...
July 12, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700540/clinical-and-radiological-presentations-and-management-of-blunt-splenic-trauma-a-single-tertiary-hospital-experience
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Gaby Jabbour, Ammar Al-Hassani, Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Ruben Peralta, Mohammed Ellabib, Hisham Al-Jogol, Mohammed Asim, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND Splenic injury is the leading cause of major bleeding after blunt abdominal trauma. We examined the clinical and radiological presentations, management, and outcome of blunt splenic injuries (BSI) in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study of BSI patients between 2011 and 2014 was conducted. We analyzed and compared management and outcome of different splenic injury grades in trauma patients. RESULTS A total of 191 BSI patients were identified with a mean (SD) age of 26.9 years (13...
July 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700509/does-physician-leadership-affect-hospital-quality-operational-efficiency-and-financial-performance
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Michael C Tasi, Aakash Keswani, Kevin J Bozic
BACKGROUND: With payers and policymakers' focus on improving the value (health outcomes achieved per health care dollar spent) of health care delivery, physicians are increasingly taking on senior leadership/management positions in health care organizations (Carsen & Xia, 2006). Little research has been done to understand the impact of physician leadership on the delivery of care. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine whether hospital systems led by physicians were associated with better U...
July 11, 2017: Health Care Management Review
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