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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341986/pulmonary-dead-space-fraction-and-extubation-success-in-children-after-cardiac-surgery
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Renee L Devor, Paul Kang, Chasity Wellnitz, John J Nigro, Daniel A Velez, Brigham C Willis
OBJECTIVES: 1) Determine the correlation between pulmonary dead space fraction and extubation success in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients; and 2) document the natural history of pulmonary dead space fractions, dynamic compliance, and airway resistance during the first 72 hours postoperatively in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING: Cardiac ICU in a quaternary care free-standing children's hospital...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341985/dexmedetomidine-as-single-continuous-sedative-during-noninvasive-ventilation-typical-usage-hemodynamic-effects-and-withdrawal
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Brittany L Shutes, Samantha W Gee, Cheryl L Sargel, Kelsey A Fink, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine use in pediatric critical care is increasing. Its prolonged effects as a single continuous agent for sedation are not well described. The aim of the current study was to describe prolonged dexmedetomidine therapy without other continuous sedation, specifically the hemodynamic effects, discontinuation strategies, and risk factors for withdrawal. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Large, single-center, quaternary care pediatric academic institution...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341100/underdiagnosis-of-influenza-virus-infection-in-hospitalized-older-adults
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Lauren Hartman, Yuwei Zhu, Kathryn M Edwards, Marie R Griffin, H Keipp Talbot
OBJECTIVE: To describe factors associated with provider-ordered influenza testing among hospitalized adults. DESIGN: Information on patient demographics, symptoms, and provider-ordered influenza testing were collected by questionnaire and chart review. We conducted prospective laboratory-based surveillance using reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), the gold-standard for diagnosis of influenza, to determine how patient characteristics and provider-ordered testing impacted accurate influenza diagnosis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340771/predictive-factors-for-pharyngocutaneous-fistulization-after-total-laryngectomy-a-dutch-head-and-neck-society-audit
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Liset Lansaat, Vincent van der Noort, Simone E Bernard, Simone E J Eerenstein, Boudewijn E C Plaat, Ton A P M Langeveld, Martin Lacko, Frans J M Hilgers, Remco de Bree, Robert P Takes, Michiel W M van den Brekel
BACKGROUND: Incidences of pharyngocutaneous fistulization (PCF) after total laryngectomy (TL) reported in the literature vary widely, ranging from 2.6 to 65.5%. Comparison between different centers might identify risk factors, but also might enable improvements in quality of care. To enable this on a national level, an audit in the 8 principle Dutch Head and Neck Centers (DHNC) was initiated. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all 324 patients undergoing laryngectomy in a 2-year (2012 and 2013) period was performed...
January 16, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340296/risk-of-colonic-diverticular-rebleeding-according-to-endoscopic-appearance
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Koki Kawanishi, Jun Kato, Tetsuhiro Kakimoto, Takeshi Hara, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Ida, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Masayuki Kitano
Background and study aims:  Re-commencement of bleeding (rebleeding) of colonic diverticula after endoscopic hemostasis is a clinical problem. This study aimed to examine whether endoscopic visibility of colonic diverticular bleeding affects the risk of rebleeding after endoscopic hemostasis. Patients and methods:  We performed a retrospective review of endoscopic images and medical charts of patients with colonic diverticular bleeding who underwent endoscopic hemostasis...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339959/medical-cannabis-a-beneficial-high-in-treatment-of-blepharospasm-an-early-observation
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Phillip M Radke, Ali Mokhtarzadeh, Michael S Lee, Andrew R Harrison
The objective of this study was to observe the effect of medical cannabis in benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) as an adjunct to botulinum toxin. A retrospective chart review was performed on patients certified for medical cannabis use for BEB from September 2015 to May 2016. Patient demographics and responses, cannabis history, and severity indices were collected. Ten patients were certified for medical cannabis use. Five met the inclusion criteria, which was any patient with a diagnosis of BEB receiving standard botulinum toxin treatment who had started medical cannabis treatment by a registered distributor within the state, and was contactable by phone...
October 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339299/is-there-a-difference-in-the-outcome-of-mid-urethral-sling-operations-performed-by-urogynecologists-as-compared-to-supervised-residents
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Osnat Elyashiv, Noa Mevorach Zussman, Masha Ben-Zvi, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv, Alexander Condrea, Shimon Ginath
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the operative results of midurethral sling (MUS) surgeries for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) performed by residents under the guidance of an attending specialist in urogynecology, to those done by attendings. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force classification II-2 SETTING: University hospital PATIENTS: A retrospective analysis of all MUS's performed between January 2009 to December 2013, in a single public tertiary medical center, was carried out...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339129/systemic-reactions-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-standardized-allergen-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-with-and-without-seasonal-dose%C3%A2-adjustment
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Sultan Albuhairi, Tatyana Sare, Paul Lakin, Kristel El Khoury, Elena Crestani, Lynda C Schneider, Rocco Anzaldi, Al Patterson, Rima Rachid
BACKGROUND: The 2003 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters recommended standardizing allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Data from longitudinal surveillance survey in North America reported a systemic reaction (SR) rate of 0.1% to 0.2% of injection visits. The rate of SR to standardized SCIT in pediatric patients has not been well evaluated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of SRs to standardized SCIT in pediatric patients aged 5 to 18 years in a single tertiary care center in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339011/facilitators-and-barriers-to-healthy-pregnancy-spacing-among-medicaid-beneficiaries-findings-from-the-national-strong-start-initiative
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Caitlin Cross-Barnet, Brigette Courtot, Ian Hill, Sarah Benatar, Morgan Cheeks, Jenny Markell
BACKGROUND: Closely spaced, unintended pregnancies are common among Medicaid beneficiaries and create avoidable risks for women and infants, including preterm birth. The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative, a program of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, intended to prevent preterm birth through psychosocially based enhanced prenatal care in maternity care homes, group prenatal care, and birth centers. Comprehensive care offers the opportunity for education and family planning to promote healthy pregnancy spacing...
January 12, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338914/prophylactic-antibiotics-following-radical-cystectomy-reduces-urinary-tract-infections-and-readmission-for-sepsis-from-a-urinary-source
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Ryan P Werntz, Ann Martinez-Acevedo, Hamed Amadi, Ryan Kopp, Jeffrey La Rochelle, Theresa Koppie, Christopher Amling, Kamran P Sajadi
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) and sepsis contribute significantly to the morbidity associated with cystectomy and urinary diversion in the first 30 days. We hypothesized that continuous antibiotic prophylaxis decreased UTIs in the first 30 days following radical cystectomy. METHODS: Patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder who underwent a radical cystectomy with urinary diversion for bladder cancer at Oregon Health and Science University from January 2014 to May 2015 were included in the study...
January 12, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338761/is-total-femoral-replacement-for-non-oncologic-and-oncologic-indications-a-safe-procedure-in-limb-preservation-surgery-a-single-center-experience-of-22-cases
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Andreas Toepfer, Norbert Harrasser, Isabel Petzschner, Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Heinrich Mühlhofer, Christian Suren
BACKGROUND: Several surgical options for the reconstruction of massive bone defects have been described and include biologic methods with autografts and allografts, and the use of tumor endoprostheses (total femoral replacement, TFR). Several types of modular TFR are available, but nevertheless unpredictable outcomes and high complication rates have been described from most authors. The present study aims to compare results after TFR performed with modular total femur prosthesis MML (Fa...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338316/retroareolar-masses-and-intraductal-abnormalities-detected-on-screening-ultrasound-can-biopsy-be-avoided
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Yang Guo, Madhavi Raghu, Melissa Durand, Regina Hooley
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the malignancy rate of retroareolar masses and intraductal abnormalities discovered in asymptomatic women during screening whole breast ultrasound (US-S) and determine if biopsy can be avoided. METHODS: This is a HIPAA compliant retrospective study. Our radiology electronic medical records were searched for the phrases "retroareolar mass" or "intraductal mass" combined with "screening whole breast ultrasound" performed between 10/1/2009 to 5/30/2015...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338292/temporalis-fascia-transplantation-for-sulcus-vocalis-and-vocal-fold-scar-long-term-outcomes
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William E Karle, Samuel N Helman, Amy Cooper, Yuan Zhang, Michael J Pitman
OBJECTIVE: Sulcus vocalis and vocal fold scar involve derangement of the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, which results in significant dysphonia. Many options exist for treatment, most of which have unsatisfactory and unpredictable outcomes. Autologous transplantation of temporalis fascia into the vocal fold (ATFV) has the potential to be a better treatment option, but long-term outcomes have not been well studied. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and patient survey...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338291/indications-for-surgical-repair-of-type-1-laryngeal-cleft
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Craig E Berzofsky, Tali Lando, Sandra Ettema, Jennifer Nelson, Gayle Woodson
OBJECTIVES: Type 1 laryngeal cleft (T1LC) is a congenital deficiency in the posterior glottis, resulting in a communication between the hypopharynx and glottis. No consensus treatment paradigm exists for timing and criteria for patient selection for surgical repair. Our goal is to assess whether patient characteristics can help predict improvement after surgery. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board exemption, a retrospective chart review was performed for patients undergoing surgery to diagnose a T1LC...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338277/assessment-of-inpatient-psychiatric-readmission-risk-among-patients-discharged-on-an-antipsychotic-polypharmacy-regimen-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Esad Boskailo, Aldin Malkoc, Dustin B McCurry, Jacob Venter, David Drachman, Gilbert M Ramos
OBJECTIVE: Patients are frequently prescribed multiple antipsychotic medications, leading to higher healthcare costs and increased risk for side effects. The efficacy of multiple versus single antipsychotics to prevent acute relapse, measured by incidence of inpatient readmission, is investigated in Arizona, USA. METHOD: A retrospective chart review compared socio-demographic and clinical data from 1,010 patients discharged on a single and 377 discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338132/tumour-thickness-diameter-area-or-volume-the-prognostic-significance-of-conventional-versus-digital-image-analysis-based-size-estimation-methods-in-uveal-melanoma
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Thorsteinn Snaebjörnsson Arnljots, Zaid Al-Sharbaty, Emma Lardner, Charlotta All-Eriksson, Stefan Seregard, Gustav Stålhammar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare conventional and novel size estimation methods' ability to predict survival in uveal melanoma (UM). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective consecutive chart review of patients with UM, enucleated between the years 1984 and 1993. Area and volume were estimated based on the largest histopathological cross-section, the second centroid theorem of Pappus and digital image analysis, correlated to overall and relative survival...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337836/fever-as-a-presenting-symptom-in-children-evaluated-for-ileocolic-intussusception-the-experience-of-a-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital
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Hila Levinson, Ayelet Rimon, Dennis Scolnik, Gil Amarilyio, Miguel Glatstein
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in young children, and delayed diagnosis may lead to bowel perforation. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of fever in patients with ileocolic intussusception and to determine its utility as a predictive symptom. METHODS: This was a 3-year retrospective study, at a tertiary care center, of children aged 1 month to 6 years, presenting with possible intussusception...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337642/perineural-invasion-in-parotid-gland-malignancies
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Phillip Huyett, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Robert L Ferris, Jonas T Johnson, Barry M Schaitkin, Seungwon Kim
Objectives To investigate the clinical predictors and survival implications of perineural invasion (PNI) in parotid gland malignancies. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with parotid gland malignancies treated surgically from 2000 to 2015 were retrospectively identified in the Head and Neck Cancer Registry at a single institution. Data points were extracted from the medical record and original pathology reports. Results In total, 186 patients with parotid gland malignancies were identified with a mean follow-up of 5...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337486/improving-risk-stratification-among-veterans-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer-impact-of-the-17-gene-prostate-score-assay
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Julie A Lynch, Megan P Rothney, Raoul R Salup, Cesar E Ercole, Sharad C Mathur, David A Duchene, Joseph W Basler, Javier Hernandez, Michael A Liss, Michael P Porter, Jonathan L Wright, Michael C Risk, Mark Garzotto, Olga Efimova, Laurie Barrett, Brygida Berse, Michael J Kemeter, Phillip G Febbo, Atreya Dash
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) has been widely implemented within Veterans Affairs' medical centers (VAMCs) as a standard of care for low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). Patient characteristics such as age, race, and Agent Orange (AO) exposure may influence advisability of AS in veterans. The 17-gene assay may improve risk stratification and management selection. OBJECTIVES: To compare management strategies for PCa at 6 VAMCs before and after introduction of the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) assay...
January 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337402/effect-of-length-of-dental-resident-clinical-rotations-on-patient-behavior
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Agnes Lau
AIM: The purpose of this retrospective chart review study was to determine if the length of residents' comprehensive dental care rotations in a general practice residency affected late cancellations, broken appointments, completion of treatment, timeliness of recall visits, emergency visits, and the need for redo of restorations and prostheses. METHODS: Patients who presented for comprehensive care from 2010 to 2013, during which residents had 3- to 4-month dental clinic rotations, comprised Group 1, and patients who presented for comprehensive care from 2013 to 2016, during which residents had 11-month dental clinic rotations, comprised Group 2...
January 16, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
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