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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240215/a-new-prognostication-system-for-dental-implants
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Babak Najafi, Parisa Kheirieh, Alireza Torabi, Emil G Cappetta, Ahmad Najafi, Surendra M Singh
Given the popularity of dental implants, determining their prognosis is an integral component of dental practice. An accurate prognosis is crucial to development of an appropriate treatment plan and may require alterations as overall status or the status of implants or natural teeth change. The importance of an established set of factors for determining implant prognosis would be highlighted in dentist-patient communication and in interdisciplinary collaboration. The main objective of the proposed prognostication system is short- and long-term success of dental implants...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234751/influence-of-horizontal-dimensions-around-single-gap-and-adjacent-zirconia-implants-on-the-papilla-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Kristian Kniha, Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich, Nora Lautner, Heinz Kniha, Ann Christina Foldenauer, Frank Hölzle, Ali Modabber
PURPOSE: To evaluate a possible association between the inter-implant distance and the papilla deficit. Additionally, the effect of high or low contact points of the crowns on the papilla deficit was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Periapical radiographs taken 1 year after loading were used to assess the distance from the shoulder of the implant to the adjacent tooth or implant. On the clinical images, the interdental papilla height, soft tissue deficit and crown length were evaluated...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227154/pose-determination-of-a-blade-implant-in-three-dimensions-from-a-single-two-dimensional-radiograph
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Toti Paolo, Barone Antonio, Marconcini Simone, Menchini-Fabris Giovanni Battista, Martuscelli Ranieri, Covani Ugo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to introduce a mathematical method to estimate the correct pose of a blade by evaluating the radiographic features obtained from a single two-dimensional image. METHODS: Blade-form implant bed preparation was performed using the piezosurgery device, and placement was attained with the use of magnetic mallet. The pose determination of the blade was described by means of three consecutive rotations defined by three angles of orientation (triplet φ, θ and Ψ)...
December 11, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226052/developing-a-continuous-quality-improvement-assessment-using-a-patient-centered-approach-in-optimizing-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-control
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Katelyn Mariko Updyke, Brittany Urso, Shazia Beg, James Solomon
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-organ, autoimmune disease in which patients lose self-tolerance and develop immune complexes which deposit systemically causing multi-organ damage and inflammation. Patients often experience unpredictable flares of symptoms with poorly identified triggers. Literature suggests exogenous exposures may contribute to flares in symptoms. An online pilot survey was marketed globally through social media to self-reported SLE patients with the goal to identify specific subpopulations who are susceptible to disease state changes based on analyzed exogenous factors...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221479/in-screw-polymethylmethacrylate-augmented-sacroiliac-screw-for-the-treatment-of-fragility-fractures-of-the-pelvis-a-prospective-observational-study-with-1-year-follow-up
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Andreas Höch, Philipp Pieroh, Ralf Henkelmann, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pelvic ring fractures in the elderly significantly increased. Because of persistent pain and immobilization associated with this injury, surgical treatment is recommended. To minimise comorbidities and surgical risk, percutaneous techniques are becoming more relevant. In-screw cement augmentation of sacroiliac screw fixation is a promising procedure; however, clinical follow-up data remain scarce. This study investigated the safety and possible complications of the procedure along with a 1-year follow-up...
December 8, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218704/sacral-neuromodulation-for-pelvic-pain-and-pelvic-organ-dysfunction-a-case-series
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Thierry Vancaillie, Lauren Kite, Elizabeth Howard, Jason Chow
BACKGROUND: The use of neuromodulation is growing and it is an established therapy for conditions such as bladder dysfunction. It is an increasingly used therapy for the management of chronic perineal pain but little research is currently available looking at its efficacy. AIM: We present a series of 52 patients who underwent placement of a neuromodulator, the majority of whom suffered from perineal pain, with most placements via the sacral hiatus. METHOD: Patients were asked to complete a survey recalling their symptoms prior to implantation and describing their symptoms and experience after...
December 8, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210952/survey-of-the-american-neurotology-society-on-cochlear-implantation-part-1-candidacy-assessment-and-expanding-indications
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Matthew L Carlson, Douglas P Sladen, Richard K Gurgel, Nicole M Tombers, Christine M Lohse, Colin L Driscoll
OBJECTIVE: To examine practice variance of cochlear implant candidacy assessment and off-label indications across centers in the United States. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of the American Neurotology Society (ANS). RESULTS: A total of 81 surveys were returned from ANS members who report regular involvement in cochlear implant care. Overall there was a broad distribution in age and clinical experience, with most respondents reporting ACGME accreditation in neurotology and employment at an academic center...
November 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210943/survey-of-the-american-neurotology-society-on-cochlear-implantation-part-2-surgical-and-device-related-practice-patterns
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Matthew L Carlson, Brendan P O'Connell, Christine M Lohse, Colin L Driscoll, Alex D Sweeney
OBJECTIVE: To examine surgical and device-related cochlear implant practice patterns across centers in the United States. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of the American Neurotology Society (ANS). RESULTS: A total of 81 surveys were returned from ANS members who report regular involvement in cochlear implant care. Overall there was a broad distribution in age and clinical experience, with most respondents reporting Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation in neurotology and employment at an academic center...
November 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205161/-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-low-and-middle-risk-prostate-cancer-results-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-with-5-year-follow-up
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Felipe Balbontín, Pablo Pizzi, Andrea Canals, Isabel Alliende
Low dose rate brachytherapy (LDR-Br) with radioactive isotopes is a curative treatment and has shown to be comparable for the management of localized prostate cancer (PCa) to more conventional treatments such as radical prostatectomy or external beam radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. The aim of this study is to show the global, specific and biochemical recurrence-free survival in 193 patients undergoing low dose rate Brachytherapy with permanent implants with iodine 125 and analyze the quality of life impact...
December 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204160/does-supplemental-external-beam-radiation-therapy-impact-urinary-bowel-and-erectile-function-following-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-results-of-two-prospective-randomized-trials
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Gregory S Merrick, Ava Tennant, Kent E Wallner, Robert Galbreath, Wayne M Butler, Ryan Fiano, Edward Adamovich
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of supplemental external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) prior to permanent prostate brachytherapy on long term urinary, bowel, and erectile function. Material and methods: Patient administered urinary, bowel, and erectile quality of life (QoL) instrument were obtained prior to treatment and following brachytherapy. The study population was comprised of the 457 patients who were alive as of June 2016, had been randomized to two markedly different supplemental EBRT dose regimens and a third arm without supplemental EBRT, and had completed the June 2016 QoL survey...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201424/women-s-perceptions-of-contraceptive-efficacy-and-safety
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Roshni Kakaiya, Lia L Lopez, Anita L Nelson
Background: Adoption of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices has been less than might be expected given their superior efficacy and convenience. The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge and beliefs held by women, which may influence their contraceptive choices and theirongoing utilization of contraceptive methods. Methods: English speaking, nonpregnant, reproductive-age women, who were not surgically sterilized, were individually interviewed to obtain limited demographic characteristics and to assess their knowledge about the efficacy of various contraceptive methods in typical use and about the relative safety of oral contraceptives...
2017: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198974/low-acceptability-of-certain-contraceptive-methods-among-young-women
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Andrea J Hoopes, Stephanie Teal, Aletha Y Akers, Jeanelle Sheeder
OBJECTIVE: To examine what predicts low personal acceptability of four different contraceptive methods among young women. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey SETTING: Urban adolescent contraception clinic in Colorado PARTICIPANTS: Female clinic patients ages 13-24 initiating contraception from 8/2011-4/2012 METHODS: Survey participants reported their personal acceptability for oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), depot medroxyprogesterone (DMPA), contraceptive implants, and intrauterine devices (IUD) on a scale from 0 (low) to 10 (high)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198766/the-adolescent-champion-model-primary-care-becomes-adolescent-centered-via-targeted-quality-improvement
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Margaret Riley, Vani Patterson, Jennifer C Lane, Katharine McDonald Won, Lauren Ranalli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of implementing the Adolescent Champion model, a novel quality improvement program targeted at helping primary care sites become more adolescent-centered. STUDY DESIGN: Nine primary care sites from pediatrics, family medicine, and medicine-pediatrics implemented the Adolescent Champion model. Each site identified a multidisciplinary champion team to undergo training on adolescent-centered care, deliver prepackaged trainings to other staff and providers, make youth-friendly site changes, implement a standardized flow to confidentially screen for risky behaviors, and complete a quality improvement project regarding confidentiality practices...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190377/european-society-of-cardiology-cardiovascular-disease-statistics-2017
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Adam Timmis, Nick Townsend, Chris Gale, Rick Grobbee, Nikos Maniadakis, Marcus Flather, Elizabeth Wilkins, Lucy Wright, Rimke Vos, Jeroen Bax, Maxim Blum, Fausto Pinto, Panos Vardas
Aims: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Atlas has been compiled by the European Heart Agency to document cardiovascular disease (CVD) statistics of the 56 ESC member countries. A major aim of this 2017 data presentation has been to compare high-income and middle-income ESC member countries to identify inequalities in disease burden, outcomes, and service provision. Methods and results: The Atlas utilizes a variety of data sources, including the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the World Bank to document risk factors, prevalence, and mortality of cardiovascular disease and national economic indicators...
November 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186419/management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-ablation-era-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Roland Richard Tilz, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Daniel Scherr, Kristina Herman Haugaa, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Helmut Pürerfellner, Marek Kiliszek, Nikolaos Dagres
Patients with sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are at risk of sudden death. Treatment options for VT include antiarrhythmic drug therapy, insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, and catheter ablation. Evidence on indications for VT ablation, timing, ablation strategies, and periprocedural management is sparse. The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey was to evaluate clinical practice regarding management of VT among the European countries. An electronic questionnaire was sent to members of the EHRA Electrophysiology Research Network...
November 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182488/the-influence-of-prosthesis-design-on-the-outcomes-of-tooth-implants-immediately-placed-and-loaded-by-means-of-one-piece-titanium-restoration
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Paolo Toti, Simone Marconcini, Enrica Giammarinaro, Giorgio Pedretti, Antonio Barone, Ugo Covani
Our purpose was to evaluate the occurrence of complications, and the degree of bone loss in a cohort of patients treated with fixed prostheses supported by immediately loaded dental implants. The primary aim was to compare partial versus full-arch Fixed Dental Prostheses. We then tested the effect of sinus lifting. In the present retrospective cohort study, the patients had their implants restored with Fixed Dental Prostheses supported by dental implants positioned in the posterior maxilla and mandible. When necessary, the maxillary sinuses were grafted with particulate autogenous bone...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176486/challenges-and-solutions-for-lumbar-total-disc-replacement-implantation
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Michael Janssen, Rolando Garcia, Lynn Miller, William Reed, Jack Zigler, Nicole Ferko, Sarah Hollmann
: Long-term data are now available to support the safety and efficacy of lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). Five-year randomized and controlled trials, meta-analyses, and observational studies support a similar or lower risk of complications with lumbar TDR compared with fusion. The panel concluded that published data on commercially available lumbar TDR devices demonstrate minimal concerns with late-onset complications, and that the risk of adjacent segment degeneration and reoperations can be reduced with lumbar TDR versus fusion...
December 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174609/-impact-of-an-automated-dispensing-system-for-medical-devices-in-cardiac-surgery-department
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E Clou, M Dompnier, B Kably, C Leplay, E Poupon, V Archer, M Paul
To secure medical devices' management, the implementation of automated dispensing system in surgical service has been realized. The objective of this study was to evaluate security, organizational and economic impact of installing automated dispensing system for medical devices (ASDM). The implementation took place in a cardiac surgery department. Security impact was assessed by comparing traceability rate of implantable medical devices one year before and one year after installation. Questionnaire on nurses' perception and satisfaction completed this survey...
November 22, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167904/prevalence-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-of-hearing-difficulty-in-the-united-states
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Hossein Mahboubi, Harrison W Lin, Neil Bhattacharyya
Importance: Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States and has been associated with negative physical, social, cognitive, economic, and emotional consequences. Despite the high prevalence of hearing loss, substantial gaps in the utilization of amplification options, including hearing aids and cochlear implants (CI), have been identified. Objective: To investigate the contemporary prevalence, characteristics, and patterns of specialty referral, evaluation, and treatment of hearing difficulty among adults in the United States...
November 22, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160571/sacral-neuromodulation-and-pregnancy-results-of-a-national-survey-carried-out-for-the-neuro-urology-committee-of-the-french-association-of-urology-afu
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Pauline Roulette, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Sylvain Sanson, Romain Caremel, Véronique Phé, Stéphane Bart, Franck Duchêne, Marianne De Sèze, Alexia Even, Andréa Manunta, Maria C Scheiber-Nogueira, Pascal Mouracade, Catherine-Marie Loche, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Alain Ruffion, Gilles Karsenty, Xavier Gamé
AIMS: To assess the impact of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) on pregnancy and vice-versa, by identifying women who had received SNM for lower-urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and had become pregnant. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out based on responses to an on-line questionnaire sent to practitioners listed on the InterStim enCaptureTM National Registry. Questions were related to pre-pregnancy health and SNM efficacy, deactivation of the device, its impact on LUTS, childbirth, the infant, its reactivation and postpartum effectiveness...
November 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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