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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211229/serum-micrornas-as-predictors-for-liver-fibrosis-staging-in-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-chronic-liver-disease-patients
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Olfat G Shaker, Mahmoud A Senousy
Accurate staging of liver fibrosis is important for clinical decision making and personalized management. Liver fibrosis is influenced by patients' genomics, including IFNL3 genotype and microRNA expression. However, incorporating microRNAs into fibrosis prediction algorithms has not been investigated. We examined the potential of 8 selected serum microRNAs; miR-122, miR-126, miR-129, miR-199a, miR-155, miR-203a, miR-221, and miR-223 as non-invasive biomarkers to stage liver fibrosis in HCV-associated chronic liver disease (HCV-CLD)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210788/surgical-management-of-degenerative-meniscus-lesions-the-2016-esska-meniscus-consensus
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Ph Beaufils, R Becker, S Kopf, M Englund, R Verdonk, M Ollivier, R Seil
PURPOSE: A degenerative meniscus lesion is a slowly developing process typically involving a horizontal cleavage in a middle-aged or older person. When the knee is symptomatic, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy has been practised for a long time with many case series reporting improved patient outcomes. Since 2002, several randomised clinical trials demonstrated no additional benefit of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy compared to non-operative treatment, sham surgery or sham arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
February 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209192/learning-from-2523-trauma-deaths-in-india-opportunities-to-prevent-in-hospital-deaths
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Nobhojit Roy, Deepa Kizhakke Veetil, Monty Uttam Khajanchi, Vineet Kumar, Harris Solomon, Jyoti Kamble, Debojit Basak, Göran Tomson, Johan von Schreeb
BACKGROUND: A systematic analysis of trauma deaths is a step towards trauma quality improvement in Indian hospitals. This study estimates the magnitude of preventable trauma deaths in five Indian hospitals, and uses a peer-review process to identify opportunities for improvement (OFI) in trauma care delivery. METHODS: All trauma deaths that occurred within 30 days of hospitalization in five urban university hospitals in India were retrospectively abstracted for demography, mechanism of injury, transfer status, injury description by clinical, investigation and operative findings...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208923/long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-esophageal-stenting-for-cancer-esophagus-our-experience-at-a-rural-hospital-of-punjab-india
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Parvinder Singh, Abhitesh Singh, Anantbir Singh, Ghansham Sharma, Parmod Kumar Bhatia, Amarjeet Singh Grover
INTRODUCTION: Cancer of the esophagus is among the leading cause of cancer deaths in Punjab, India. Patients generally present with dysphagia as their first symptom and more often they have advanced disease at the time of presentation to a tertiary care centre. Palliative procedures have important roles in this setting. Stenting is the best option to palliate the symptoms of dysphagia, from which patient is suffering the most. AIM: To know the success rate, early and long term complications and mortality in esophageal stenting, when it was done in malignant esophageal stricture patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205478/scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal-joint-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-of-surgical-treatment
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Victoria M Deans, Zafar Naqui, Lindsay T S W Muir
BACKGROUND: The management of scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal (STT) joint osteoarthritis (OA) remains controversial. This systematic review aims to review the evidence for surgical interventions specific to STT OA. METHODS: Medline and Embase libraries were searched using a pre-defined search strategy in October 2014. All study designs and languages were included and evaluated by two reviewers (VMD and LM) against the inclusion/exclusion criteria. The study eligibility criteria included papers discussing surgical treatment of STT OA, and the review was conducted using the PRISMA guidelines...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205474/utility-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-surgical-management-of-drug-extravasation-a-case-report
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Yet Yen Yan, Tein Jin Tan
We report a case of phenytoin extravasation complicated by eschar formation. Pre-operative MRI study showed a large non-enhancing area over the dorsum of the imaged right wrist and hand corresponding with the site of phenytoin extravasation and raising the suspicion of subcutaneous tissue necrosis. The MRI findings correlated well with the intra-operative findings. We believe that pre-operative MRI in drug extravasation cases can characterise the type of soft tissue injury and define the extent of injury. This helps the surgeon in the surgical approach and treatment options...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199016/systematic-review-of-the-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-reoperation-for-early-postoperative-complications-following-colorectal-surgery
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REVIEW
D B Wright, C E Koh, M J Solomon
BACKGROUND: Returning to the operating theatre for management of early postoperative complications after colorectal surgery is an important key performance indicator. Laparoscopic surgery has benefits that may be useful in surgical emergencies. This study explored the evidence for the advantages of laparoscopic reoperation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to identify publications reporting the outcomes of laparoscopy as a mode of reoperation for the management of early postoperative complications of colorectal surgery...
March 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197832/non-surgical-management-of-a-mycotic-internal-iliac-artery-aneurysm-in-a-neonate-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Philippa Jackson, Helen Bryant, Jeanette Kraft, Sean O'Riordan, Jai Patel, Grainne Bourke
We report a unique case of neonatal mycotic internal iliac artery aneurysm managed non-operatively. The child had multifocal osteomyelitis and no history of umbilical artery catheterisation. The aneurysm was regularly scanned and monitored until its obliteration by thrombus 17 days after initial detection. Contingency plans for either interventional radiological coiling or open surgical repair were in place had the aneurysm grown or the child deteriorated.
February 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195998/a-meta-analysis-on-the-diagnostic-performance-of-non-echoplanar-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-detecting-middle-ear-cholesteatoma-10-years-on
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Ravi K Lingam, Paul Bassett
OBJECTIVE: To describe via a meta-analysis of the published literature, the performance of non-echo-planar diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in detecting middle ear cholesteatoma. METHODOLOGY: A systematic review of the published literature was performed to identify original studies evaluating the diagnostic performance of non-echo-planar DWI in detecting middle ear cholesteatoma. Only studies with surgical correlation were included. A bi-variate meta-analysis and hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic model was performed...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193628/management-of-endocrine-disease-neuroendocrine-surveillance-and-management-of-neurosurgical-patients-non-pituitary
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Aoife Garrahy, Mark Sherlock, Chris J Thompson
Advances in the management of traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage and intracranial tumours have led to improved survival rates and an increased focus on quality of life of survivors. Endocrine sequelae of the acute brain insult and subsequent neurosurgery, peri-operative fluid administration and/or cranial irradiation are now well described. Unrecognized acute hypopituitarism, particularly ACTH/cortisol deficiency and diabetes insipidus, can be life-threatening. While hypopituitarism may be transient, up to 30% of survivors of TBI have chronic hypopituitarism, which can diminish quality of life and hamper rehabilitation...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193572/systematic-review-of-early-and-long-term-outcome-of-liver-resection-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-is-there-a-survival-benefit
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REVIEW
Tae Gon Yoo, Isaac Cranshaw, Reuben Broom, Sanjay Pandanaboyana, Adam Bartlett
BACKGROUND: Isolated liver metastases occur rarely in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The success of liver resection (LR) for other metastatic disease has led centres to explore the option of LR for patients with isolated breast cancer liver metastases (BCLM). A number of small series have been published in the literature, however the evidence is conflicting. This study aimed to systematically review the literature to determine the perioperative outcome and survival of patients undergoing LR for BCLM...
February 10, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193544/current-approach-to-liver-traumas
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Levent Kaptanoglu, Necmi Kurt, Hasan Ediz Sikar
INTRODUCTION: Liver injuries remain major obstacle for successful treatment, due to size and location of the liver. Requirement for surgery should be determined by clinical factors, most notably hemodynamical state. In this present study we tried to declare our approach to liver traumas. We also tried to emphasize the importance of conservative treatment, since surgeries for liver traumas carry high mortality rates. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Patients admitted to the Department of Emergency Surgery at Kartal Research and Education Hospital, due to liver trauma were retrospectively analyzed between 2003-2013...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193298/does-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-change-the-surgical-decision-in-surgically-na%C3%A3-ve-non-syndromic-children-with-snoring-sleep-disordered-breathing-from-the-standard-adenotonsillectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Malak Jamal Gazzaz, André Isaac, Scott Anderson, Noura Alsufyani, Yaser Alrajhi, Hamdy El-Hakim
BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillectomy is the most commonly performed operation for pediatric snoring/sleep disordered breathing (S/SDB). However, 20-40% of patients will fail to improve. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) may provide a more individualized surgical plan and limit unsuccessful surgeries. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of DISE on surgical decision-making in surgically naïve children with S/SDB. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was undertaken at the Stollery Children's Hospital...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192621/orthopaedic-management-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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William B Ericson, Roger Wolman
The role of orthopedic surgery in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is inherently controversial, opaque to most patients and many medical providers, and difficult to discern from available medical literature. Non-operative treatment is preferable, but for carefully selected patients, specific joint stabilization and nerve decompression procedures can provide symptomatic relief when conservative measures fail. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191384/delayed-temporal-lobe-hemorrhage-after-initiation-of-acyclovir-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-with-herpes-simplex-virus-2-encephalitis-a-case-report
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Kyle Mueller, Joshua E Ryan, Alex Tai, Rocco A Armonda
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common cause of non-epidemic, sporadic, acute focal encephalitis in the United States. Inflammation of the vasculature makes them friable and susceptible to hemorrhage. Massive hemorrhage, though rare, can present in a delayed fashion after initiation of acyclovir and often requires surgical intervention. We report a unique case of delayed temporal lobe hemorrhage after initiation of acyclovir in an immunocompetent patient, specifically for its presentation, virology, and surgical management...
January 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188545/a-review-of-mallet-finger-and-jersey-finger-injuries-in-the-athlete
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REVIEW
Abdo Bachoura, Alex J Ferikes, John D Lubahn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purposes of this review are to discuss the diagnosis and management of mallet and jersey finger injuries in athletes and to highlight how treatment impacts return to play. RECENT FINDINGS: Mallet finger: although numerous non-operative and operative techniques have been described, there continues to be little consensus regarding the optimal procedure. Jersey finger: ultrasound appears to be a cost-effective imaging modality that may be useful for preoperative planning...
February 10, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188487/management-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-femoral-head-fractures
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John A Scolaro, Geoffrey Marecek, Reza Firoozabadi, James C Krieg, Milton Lee Chip Routt
BACKGROUND: Femoral head fractures are uncommon injuries. Small series constitute the majority of the available literature. Surgical approach and fracture management is variable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, method of treatment, and outcomes of consecutive femoral head fractures at a regional academic Level I trauma center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective database was performed over a 13-year period. All AO/OTA 31C femoral head fractures were identified...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188036/outcomes-of-an-accelerated-care-pathway-for-pediatric-blunt-solid-organ-injuries-in-a-public-healthcare-system
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Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Mary Brindle, Carlos R Alvarez-Allende, Lisette Lockyer, Bryce Weber, Steven R Lopushinsky
PURPOSE: An accelerated clinical care pathway for solid organ abdominal injuries was implemented at a level one pediatric trauma center. The impact on resource utilization and demonstration of protocol safety was assessed. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively on patients admitted with blunt abdominal solid organ injuries from 2012 to 2015. Patients were subdivided into pre- and post-protocol groups. Length of hospital stay (LOS) and failure of non-operative treatment were the primary outcomes of interest...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186931/balancing-nurses-workload-in-hospital-wards-study-protocol-of-developing-a-method-to-manage-workload
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W F J M van den Oetelaar, H F van Stel, W van Rhenen, R K Stellato, W Grolman
INTRODUCTION: Hospitals pursue different goals at the same time: excellent service to their patients, good quality care, operational excellence, retaining employees. This requires a good balance between patient needs and nursing staff. One way to ensure a proper fit between patient needs and nursing staff is to work with a workload management method. In our view, a nursing workload management method needs to have the following characteristics: easy to interpret; limited additional registration; applicable to different types of hospital wards; supported by nurses; covers all activities of nurses and suitable for prospective planning of nursing staff...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185123/phalanx-fractures-and-dislocations-in-athletes
#20
REVIEW
Franklin Chen, David M Kalainov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Phalangeal fractures, dislocations, and fracture-dislocations in the hand are common injuries. We review the current literature on the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries in the athlete. An understanding of the anatomy and its relationship to the mechanism of injury may help to direct appropriate management. Return to play remains an important concern to the patient-athlete. RECENT FINDINGS: Findings from recently published articles reinforce previously established treatment methods in the management of finger phalangeal fractures, dislocations, and fracture-dislocations...
February 9, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
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