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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045009/trends-in-non-lactation-breast-abscesses-in-a-tertiary-hospital-setting
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Apoorva Saboo, Ian Bennett
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to retrospectively review non-lactation breast abscesses treated in Princess Alexandra Hospital over a 10-year period and to illustrate the trends in size, risk factors, microbiological profile and management. METHODS: A computerized search of the medical records was undertaken to identify all adult patients with a diagnosis of breast abscesses during June 2005-June 2015. Patients concurrently breastfeeding were excluded. A retrospectively review of the clinical records was performed...
October 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041997/a-web-based-module-and-online-video-for-pain-management-education-for-caregivers-of-children-with-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stevi Golden-Plotnik, Samina Ali, Amy L Drendel, Tammy Wong, Frank Ferlisi, Sydney Todorovich, Kyle Canton, Michael Miller, Julia Younan, Sharlene Elsie, Naveen Poonai
Introduction Over 80% of children experience compromise in functioning following a fracture. Digital media may improve caregiver knowledge of managing fracture pain at home. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether an educational video was superior to an interactive web-based module (WBM) and verbal instructions, the standard of care (SOC). METHODS: This randomized trial included caregivers of children 0-17 years presenting to the emergency department (ED) with non-operative fractures...
October 18, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040892/majority-of-flat-epithelial-atypia-diagnosed-on-biopsy-do-not-require-surgical-excision
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Patrick Mun Yew Chan, Niketa Chotai, Eileen Shujuan Lai, Pei Yi Sin, Juliana Chen, Sarah Qinghui Lu, Mui Heng Goh, Bee Kiang Chong, Bernard Chi Shern Ho, Ern Yu Tan
BACKGROUND: Borderline risk lesions such as flat epithelial atypia (FEA) are increasingly being diagnosed on biopsy. The need for surgery is being debated. In this study, we determined the frequency of histological upgrade following a diagnosis of FEA on biopsy and evaluated potential predictive factors. METHODS: Retrospective review was done of 194 women who underwent biopsy of indeterminate lesions (total 195 lesions) that were diagnosed as FEA. The review covered a 10-year period...
October 14, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040471/endometriosis-fertility-index-predicts-live-births-following-surgical-resection-of-moderate-and-severe-endometriosis
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S Maheux-Lacroix, E Nesbitt-Hawes, R Deans, H Won, A Budden, D Adamson, J A Abbott
STUDY QUESTION: Can live birth be accurately predicted following surgical resection of moderate-severe (Stage III-IV) endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Live births can accurately be predicted with the endometriosis fertility index (EFI), with adnexal function being the most important factor to predict non-assisted reproductive technology (non-ART) fertility or the requirement for ART (www.endometriosisefi.com). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Fertility prognosis is important to many women with severe endometriosis...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039074/the-usefulness-of-stereo-electroencephalography-seeg-in-the-surgical-management-of-focal-epilepsy-associated-with-hidden-temporal-pole-encephalocele-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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João Paulo Sant Ana Santos de Souza, Jeff Mullin, Connor Wathen, Juan Bulacio, Patrick Chauvel, Lara Jehi, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez
The authors report a case of 18-year-old woman with partial complex seizures compatible with temporal epilepsy by semiology. Due to medical refractoriness, she was referred to pre-surgical evaluation. Initially, MRI showed no significant structural abnormality and superficial scalp EEG demonstrated epileptiform activity in the frontotemporal areas. Due to the lack of clear MRI abnormalities and the potential involvement of dominant mesial temporal structures by seizure semiology and non-invasive data, extra-operative invasive evaluation using stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) methodology was indicated...
October 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035094/doktor-kot-doktor-sla%C3%A2-%C3%A2-book-doctors-plant-doctors-and-the-segmentation-of-the-medical-market-place-in-meghalaya-northeast-india
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Sandra Albert, John Porter, Judith Green
Despite decades of research on India's plural health care market, the practices of many local health traditions outside the allopathic and codified traditions are under-studied. Drawing on interview and observational data, this paper explores the space in which indigenous traditional Khasi healers in Meghalaya state, northeast India, practice. Khasi indigenous healers describe themselves as doktor sla, plant doctors, to distinguish themselves from doktor kot, or book doctors. This distinction operates as a rhetorical resource, utilised to carve a distinct sphere of expertise in relation to the allopathic sector, and to mark claims for the specifically local appropriateness of traditional practices within a shifting market of state-sponsored provision...
October 16, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034347/using-a-weaning-immunosuppression-protocol-in-liver-transplantation-recipients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-compromise-between-the-risk-of-recurrence-and-the-risk-of-rejection
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REVIEW
Roberta Angelico, Alessandro Parente, Tommaso Maria Manzia
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence rate after liver transplantation (LT) is still up to 15-20%, despite a careful selection of candidates and optimization of the management within the waiting list. To reduce tumour recurrence, the currently adopted post-transplant strategies are based on the administration of a tailored immunosuppression (IS) regimen. Drug-induced depression of the immune system is essential in preventing graft rejection, however has a well-established association with oncogenesis. The immune system has a key role as a defending mechanism against cancer development, preventing vascular invasion and metastasis...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033113/a-new-facilitating-technique-for-postpartum-hysterectomy-at-full-dilatation-cervical-clamp
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Ozan Dogan, Cigdem Pulatoglu, Murat Yassa
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hysterectomy is a life saving emergency procedure in the management of uncontrollable severe maternal hemorrhage that every obstetrician should be closely acquainted with despite developments in medical and non-surgical interventions for obstetric hemorrhage. It can be difficult to detect the real boundaries of the cervix at full effacement and dilatation in patients who undergo emergency hysterectomy after vaginal delivery. METHODS: Hereby we propose a simple and effective method to ease the operation by placing two atraumatic ring forceps to the anterior and posterior sides of the cervix during the preoperative vaginal examination and leave the two ring forceps while taking the patient into surgery...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031994/clinical-classification-criteria-for-neurogenic-claudication-caused-by-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-the-n-class-criteria
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Stéphane Genevay, Delphine S Courvoisier, Kika Konstantinou, Francisco M Kovacs, Marc Marty, James Rainville, Michael Norberg, Jean-François Kaux, Thomas D Cha, Jeffrey N Katz, Steven J Atlas
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Since imaging findings of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) may not be associated with symptoms, clinical classification criteria based on patient symptoms and physical examination findings are needed. PURPOSE: To develop clinical classification criteria that identify patients with neurogenic claudication (NC) caused by LSS. STUDY DESIGN: Two stage process. Phase 1: Delphi process; Phase 2: cross-sectional study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Outpatients recruited from spine clinics in 5 countries...
October 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031653/operative-versus-non-operative-management-in-the-care-of-patients-with-complicated-appendicitis
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Thomas S Helling, Douglas F Soltys, Samantha Seals
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October 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031506/-cyto-histological-correlation-in-the-management-of-parotid-gland-tumors-a-retrospective-study-of-160%C3%A2-cases
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Auriane Pommier, Justine Lerat, Stéphane Orsel, Jean-Pierre Bessede, Karine Aubry
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to correlate the cytological and histological results and evaluate the diagnostic performance of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the management of parotid gland tumors. METHODS: This retrospective study included 160 patients with a parotid gland tumor who underwent fine-needle aspiration and parotidectomy surgery between January 2005 and August 2016 at the Limoges university hospital center. RESULTS: On 160 fine-needle aspirations performed, fine-needle aspiration diagnoses were: 77 benign lesions, 35 malignant lesions and 48 non-diagnostic cases...
October 11, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029062/multicentric-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-central-tumour-location-when-comparing-rates-of-n1-upstaging-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-and-open-surgery-for-clinical-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Herbert Decaluwé, René Horsleben Petersen, Alex Brunelli, Cecilia Pompili, Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Lucile Gust, Clemens Aigner, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Philippe Rinieri, Florian Augustin, Youri Sokolow, Ad Verhagen, Lieven Depypere, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Dominique Gossot, Xavier Benoit D'Journo, Francesco Guerrera, Jean-Marc Baste, Thomas Schmid, Alessia Stanzi, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Jeremy Bardet, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Gilbert Massard, Steffen Fieuws, Johnny Moons, Christophe Dooms, Paul De Leyn, Henrik Jessen Hansen
OBJECTIVES: Large retrospective series have indicated lower rates of cN0 to pN1 nodal upstaging after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) compared with open resections for Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The objective of our multicentre study was to investigate whether the presumed lower rate of N1 upstaging after VATS disappears after correction for central tumour location in a multivariable analysis. METHODS: Consecutive patients operated for PET-CT based clinical Stage I NSCLC were selected from prospectively managed surgical databases in 11 European centres...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026895/non-radiographic-methods-of-measuring-global-sagittal-balance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Larry Cohen, Sarah Kobayashi, Milena Simic, Sarah Dennis, Kathryn Refshauge, Evangelos Pappas
BACKGROUND: Global sagittal balance, describing the vertical alignment of the spine, is an important factor in the non-operative and operative management of back pain. However, the typical gold standard method of assessment, radiography, requires exposure to radiation and increased cost, making it unsuitable for repeated use. Non-radiologic methods of assessment are available, but their reliability and validity in the current literature have not been systematically assessed. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to synthesise and evaluate the reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of assessing global sagittal balance...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026834/conservative-approach-to-the-acute-management-of-a-large-mesenteric-cyst
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Billy C Leung, Ruth Sankey, Matteo Fronza, Mohamed Maatouk
Mesenteric cysts are rare, benign gastrointestinal cystic lesions, which are often non-troublesome and present as an incidental radiological finding. However, surgery is often performed in the acute setting to remove lesions that are symptomatic. This report highlights the case of a large, symptomatic mesenteric cyst managed successfully with initial conservative measures followed by planned elective surgery. A 44-year-old female presented with a four-day history of generalised abdominal pain associated with distension, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025610/is-endoprosthesis-safer-than-internal-fixation-for-metastatic-disease-of-the-proximal-femur-a-systematic-review
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Alberto Di Martino, Nicolò Martinelli, Mattia Loppini, Andrea Piccioli, Vincenzo Denaro
INTRODUCTION: Metastases to the proximal femur are usually managed surgically by tumor resection and reconstruction with an endoprosthesis, or by fixation with osteosynthesis. Still controversy remains regarding the most appropriate surgical treatment. We posed the following questions: (1) Is the frequency of surgical revision greater in patients treated with internal fixation than endoprosthetic reconstruction, and (2) Do complications that do not require surgery occur more frequently in patients treated with internal fixation rather than in those with endoprosthetic reconstruction? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed of those studies reporting on surgical revision and complication rates comparing the two surgical methods...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025446/inefficient-procurement-processes-undermine-access-to-medicines-in-the-western-cape-province-of-south-africa
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Bvudzai P Magadzire, Kim Ward, Henry M J Leng, David Sanders
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) has experienced several stock-outs of life-saving medicines for the treatment of major chronic infectious and non-communicable diseases in the public sector. OBJECTIVE: To identify the causes of stock-outs and to illustrate how they undermine access to medicines (ATM) in the Western Cape Province, SA. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted with a sample of over 70 key informants (frontline health workers, sub-structure and provincial health service managers)...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024977/safer-paediatric-surgical-teams-a-5-year-evaluation-of-crew-resource-management-implementation-and-outcomes
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Carl Savage, F Andrew Gaffney, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Pia Olsson Ackheim, Gunilla Henricson, Irini Antoniadou, Mats Hedsköld, Karin Pukk Härenstam
Objective: Evaluate longitudinal changes in technical and non-technical skills (teamwork, situation monitoring, communication and leadership), safety culture, and clinical outcomes before and after implementation of a crew resource management (CRM) safety program. Design: A multi-level prospective single case study in accordance with the SQUIRE-guidelines for reporting quality improvement efforts. Setting: Large university paediatric surgical service...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022789/the-impact-of-mechanism-on-the-management-and-outcome-of-penetrating-colonic-trauma
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G V Oosthuizen, V Y Kong, T Estherhuizen, J L Bruce, G L Laing, J J Odendaal, D L Clarke
Introduction In light of continuing controversy surrounding the management of penetrating colonic injuries, we set out to compare the outcome of penetrating colonic trauma according to whether the mechanism of injury was a stab wound or a gunshot wound. Methods Our trauma registry was interrogated for the 5-year period from January 2012 to December 2016. All patients over the age of 18 years with penetrating trauma (stab or gunshot) and with intraoperatively proven colonic injury were reviewed. Details of the colonic and concurrent abdominal injuries were recorded, together with the operative management strategy...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022266/cardiac-aging-benefits-of-exercise-nrf2-activation-and-antioxidant-signaling
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Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Namakkal-Soorappan Rajasekaran
Cardiovascular dysfunction and heart failure associated with aging not only impairs the cardiac function but also the quality of life eventually decreasing the life expectancy of the elderly. Notably, cardiac tissue can prematurely age under certain conditions such as genetic mutation, persistent redox stress and overload, aberrant molecular signaling, DNA damage, telomere attrition, and other pathological insults. While cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality is on the rise and remains a global health threat, there has been only little to moderate improvements in its medical management...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021898/a-case-report-and-approach-to-management-in-pneumatosis-intestinalis
#20
Manon Jenkins, Hannah Courtney, Emma Pope, James Williamson
Pneumatosis Intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon condition in which there is gas present within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. PI is usually found in the large bowel, but can less commonly occur in the small bowel, and gas may be present in either the subserosal or submucosal layer of the intestine. Its unfamiliarity often means it is under-recognised and not considered as a differential diagnosis when assessing a patient with abdominal symptoms. The spectrum of conditions that produce PI is varied and ranges from the non-urgent to life-threatening...
November 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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