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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691098/improved-patency-after-axillofemoral-bypass-for-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease
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Russell H Samson, David P Showalter, Michael R Lepore, Deepak G Nair, Douglas A Dorsay, Ricardo E Morales
OBJECTIVE: Axillofemoral bypasses (AxFBs) have been used since 1962 to treat aortoiliac disease. In the past, reported patency rates (37%-76%) for these extra-anatomic grafts have been inferior to those for anatomic aortic grafting. Reported low survival rates after AxFB (40%-50%) have confirmed that these procedures have been used primarily in patients at high risk for complications from aortofemoral bypass. However, modern medical and anesthesia management, preoperative scanning, donor artery preparation, postoperative graft surveillance, and graft technology may improve outcomes after AxFB, possibly supporting expansion of its use...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690541/colorectal-vaginal-fistulas-imaging-and-novel-interventional-treatment-modalities
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REVIEW
M-Grace Knuttinen, Johnny Yi, Paul Magtibay, Christina T Miller, Sadeer Alzubaidi, Sailendra Naidu, Rahmi Oklu, J Scott Kriegshauser, Winnie A Mar
Colovaginal and/or rectovaginal fistulas cause significant and distressing symptoms, including vaginitis, passage of flatus/feces through the vagina, and painful skin excoriation. These fistulas can be a challenging condition to treat. Although most fistulas can be treated with surgical repair, for those patients who are not operative candidates, limited options remain. As minimally-invasive interventional techniques have evolved, the possibility of fistula occlusion has enriched the therapeutic armamentarium for the treatment of these complex patients...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688401/anal-fistulas-in-severe-perineal-crohn-s-disease-mri-assessment-in-the-determination-of-long-term-healing-rates
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Charlène Brochard, Amandine Landemaine, Alexandre Merlini L'Heritier, Marie Provost Dewitte, Belinda Tchoundjeu, Tanguy Rohou, Aurélien Garros, Guillaume Bouguen, Laurent Siproudhis
Background & Aims: The European Crohn's and Colitis Organization recommends magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of anal fistulas to decide on the drug/surgery strategy. No evidence is available on the long-term impact of MRI features on fistula healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of combined drug/surgery strategies for the treatment of perianal Crohn's fistulas based on MRI factors at referral. Methods: The clinical event (anal abscess, new fistula tract, cellulitis), therapeutic intervention (introduction/optimization of immunosuppressant/biologics, anal surgery, intestinal resection, stoma), and MRI data were prospectively recorded for patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and anal fistulas...
April 20, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688123/a-randomized-trial-of-early-endovenous-ablation-in-venous-ulceration
#4
Manjit S Gohel, Francine Heatley, Xinxue Liu, Andrew Bradbury, Richard Bulbulia, Nicky Cullum, David M Epstein, Isaac Nyamekye, Keith R Poskitt, Sophie Renton, Jane Warwick, Alun H Davies
Background Venous disease is the most common cause of leg ulceration. Although compression therapy improves venous ulcer healing, it does not treat the underlying causes of venous hypertension. Treatment of superficial venous reflux has been shown to reduce the rate of ulcer recurrence, but the effect of early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux on ulcer healing remains unclear. Methods In a trial conducted at 20 centers in the United Kingdom, we randomly assigned 450 patients with venous leg ulcers to receive compression therapy and undergo early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux within 2 weeks after randomization (early-intervention group) or to receive compression therapy alone, with consideration of endovenous ablation deferred until after the ulcer was healed or until 6 months after randomization if the ulcer was unhealed (deferred-intervention group)...
April 24, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687529/lymphatic-imaging-and-intervention-in-a-pediatric-population-anesthetic-considerations
#5
David R Jobes, Lauren A Brown, Yoav Dori, Maxim Itkin, Susan C Nicolson
The recent adoption of an improved lymphatic access technique coupled with Dynamic Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography has introduced the ability to diagnose and treat severe lymphatic disorders unresponsive to other therapies. All pediatric patients presenting for lymphatic procedures require general anesthesia presenting challenges in managing highly morbid and comorbid conditions both from logistical as well as medical aspects. General anesthesia is used because of the procedural requirement for immobility to accurately place needles and catheters, treat pain secondary to contrast and glue injections, and to accommodate additional procedures...
April 23, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686550/evidence-based-pain-medicine-for-primary-care-physicians
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REVIEW
Graves T Owen, Brian M Bruel, C M Schade, Maxim S Eckmann, Erik C Hustak, Mitchell P Engle
The last several decades have seen a marked increase in both the recognition and treatment of chronic pain. Unfortunately, patients frequently misunderstand both the nature of pain and the best practices for its treatment. Because primary care physicians treat the majority of chronic pain, they are ideally situated to provide evidence-based pain care. The majority of the medical evidence supports a biopsychosocial model of pain that integrates physical, emotional, social, and cultural variables. The goal of this primer is to assist primary care physicians in their understanding of pain, evaluation of the chronic pain patient, and ability to direct evidence-based care...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685405/high-prevalence-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-among-patients-presenting-to-spine-clinic-for-evaluation-of-degenerative-lumbar-pathologies
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Lee A Tan, Barlas Benkli, Alexander Tuchman, Xudong J Li, Natasha N Desai, Thomas S Bottiglieri, Jeffrey Pavel, Lawrence G Lenke, Ronald A Lehman
BACKGROUND: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a relatively common diagnosis among the general population. OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine the prevalence of GTPS among patients who presented to the spine clinic. METHODS: Medical records of patients who were evaluated in the spine clinic were reviewed over a 12-month period (4/1/2016 to 3/31/2017). Patient demographics, presenting symptomatology, physical examination findings, presence or absence of GTPS, medical imaging findings, and interventions were recorded analyzed...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684832/effect-of-non-nutritive-sucking-and-sucrose-alone-and-in-combination-for-repeated-procedural-pain-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Haixia Gao, Mei Li, Honglian Gao, Guihua Xu, Fang Li, Jing Zhou, Yunsu Zou, Honghua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Sucrose combined with non-nutritive sucking provided better pain relief than sucrose or non-nutritive sucking alone in a single painful procedure. However, whether the combination of non-nutritive sucking with sucrose could obtain a significant difference in analgesic effect of the repeated procedural pain than any single intervention has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of non-nutritive sucking and sucrose alone and in combination of repeated procedural pain in preterm infants...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681955/ropivacaine-has-no-advantage-over-bupivacaine-in-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-for-patients-with-pectus-excavatum-undergoing-the-nuss-procedure-a-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-efficacy-and-safety
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Małgorzata Walaszczyk, Rafał Wiench, Maja Copik, Jacek Karpe, Małgorzata Łowicka, Anna Pióro, Piotr Knapik, Hanna Misiołek
Introduction: Pectus excavatum repair (Nuss procedure) is a painful procedure requiring effective postoperative analgesia. Aim: To establish whether thoracic epidural analgesia with ropivacaine is non-inferior to epidural analgesia with bupivacaine following the Nuss procedure in children. Material and methods: The prospective, randomized, controlled, single blind study included 81 children. Computer-generated random numbers were used to allocate treatment...
March 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675875/effects-of-a-supportive-care-bundle-on-sleep-variables-of-preterm-infants-during-hospitalization
#10
Hsiang-Yun Lan, Luke Yang, Kao-Hsian Hsieh, Ti Yin, Yue-Cune Chang, Jen-Jiuan Liaw
Sleep is important for preterm infants' brain development, but they are frequently exposed to painful procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) that disturb their sleep cycle and affect their growth. The purpose of this study was to examine the prolonged effects of a supportive care bundle (modulation of the infants' states, non-nutritive sucking, facilitated tucking, and oral sucrose feeding) on preterm infants' sleep variables (sleep efficiency, total sleep time, sleep latency, and frequency of wake bouts) during hospitalization...
April 20, 2018: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674482/bleomycin-sclerotherapy-for-eyelid-venous-malformations-as-an-alternative-to-surgery-or-laser-therapy
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Tomoyoshi Shigematsu, Michelle Sorscher, Evelyn C Dier, Alejandro Berenstein
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of patients with venous malformation (VM) involving the eyelid treated with bleomycin sclerotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 18 consecutive patients with VM involving the eyelid who underwent bleomycin sclerotherapy. Patients' clinical presentation, details of sclerotherapy, and post-sclerotherapy resolution of the lesion as well as any procedure-related complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Twelve women and six men of mean age 34...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672132/remplissage-versus-modified-latarjet-for-off-track-hill-sachs-lesions-with-subcritical-glenoid-bone-loss
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Justin Shu Yang, Nima Mehran, Augustus D Mazzocca, Michael L Pearl, Vincent W Chen, Robert A Arciero
BACKGROUND: Off-track Hill-Sachs lesions have been associated with high rates of recurrent shoulder instability. Both arthroscopic Bankart with remplissage and modified Latarjet have been described to treat off-track Hill-Sachs lesions. However, few comparative studies exist between the 2 techniques in heterogeneous populations. HYPOTHESIS: Remplissage would have similar recurrence rates and clinical outcomes to modified Latarjet for off-track Hill-Sachs lesions with subcritical glenoid bone loss...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667719/occupational-health-hazards-in-the-interventional-laboratory-time-for-a-safer-environment
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Lloyd W Klein, Donald L Miller, Stephen Balter, Warren Laskey, Neil Naito, David Haines, Allan Ross, Matthew A Mauro, James A Goldstein
Over the past 30 years, the advent of fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures has resulted in dramatic increments in both X-ray exposure and physical demands that predispose interventionists to distinct occupational health hazards. The hazards of accumulated radiation exposure have been known for years, but until recently the other potential risks have been ill-defined and under-appreciated. The physical stresses inherent in this career choice appear to be associated with a predilection to orthopedic injuries, attributable in great part to the cumulative adverse effects of bearing the weight and design of personal protective apparel worn to reduce radiation risk and to the poor ergonomic design of interventional suites...
January 4, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664840/malignant-ascites-validation-of-a-novel-ascites-symptom-mini-scale-for-use-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
#14
Ram Eitan, Oded Raban, Daliah Tsoref, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Gad Sabah, Lina Salman, Effi Yeoshua, Avi Ben-Haroush
BACKGROUND: Ascites is a common finding in patients with ovarian cancer. Paracentesis is a relatively simple, safe, and effective procedure for draining fluid from the peritoneum, but valid quality-of-life tools are needed to determine its subjective value for alleviating symptoms and improving patient quality of life. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the performance of a novel Ascites Symptom Mini-Scale (ASmS) and compare it with a previously available questionnaire...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661291/hemodialysis-patients-have-worse-outcomes-after-infrageniculate-revascularization-procedures
#15
Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Kevin Kirkland, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) has been shown to be an independent predictor of poor outcomes after femoropopliteal revascularization procedures in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia. However, HD patients tend to have isolated infrageniculate disease, an anatomic risk factor for inferior patency. We aimed to compare outcomes for HD versus non-HD patients after infrageniculate open lower extremity bypass (LEB) and endovascular peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs). METHODS: Data from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative database (2008-2014) were analyzed...
June 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660743/-rehabilitation-after-multiple-trauma
#16
Stefan Simmel
Many polytrauma patients report significant long-term impairments to their physical and mental health, resulting in a reduction of their quality of life. In addition to the obvious physical accident sequences, psychological influences and the individual context factors pose special challenges to the rehabilitation team and the infrastructure of the facility. Professional reintegration and chronic pain are particularly common problems in the trauma rehabilitation. The central task of rehabilitation after accidents is the restoration or substantial improvement of the functional health and thus the reintegration into the social and professional environment...
April 2018: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657312/left-upper-quadrant-appendicitis-in-a-patient-with-congenital-intestinal-malrotation-and-polysplenia
#17
Camille Lupiañez-Merly, Stephanie C Torres-Ayala, Lorena Morales, Adel Gonzalez, José A Lara-Del Rio, Ivonne Ojeda-Boscana
BACKGROUND Appendicitis is the most common cause of abdominal pain requiring emergent surgical intervention. Although typically presenting as right lower-quadrant pain, in rare cases it may present as left upper-quadrant pain secondary to abnormal position due to intestinal malrotation. Since atypical presentations may result in diagnostic and management delay, increasing morbidity and mortality, accurate and prompt diagnosis is important. Therefore, acute appendicitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of left upper-quadrant abdominal pain...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656120/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndromes-in-the-era-of-interventional-cardiology
#18
REVIEW
Riccardo Gorla, Raimund Erbel, Kim A Eagle, Eduardo Bossone
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), initially reported after cardiovascular surgery, has been described after various interventional cardiology procedures, including endovascular/thoracic aortic repair (EVAR/TEVAR), implantation of heart rhythm devices, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), electrophysiology procedures (EP), and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). In these settings, a comprehensive understanding of the triggers, pathogenesis as well as a common diagnostic/therapeutic algorithm is lacking and will be discussed in this review...
April 12, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655771/iodinated-contrast-media-allergy-in-patients-hospitalized-for-investigation-of-chest-pain
#19
Guy Topaz, Adi Karas, Nuha Kassem, Yona Kitay-Cohen, David Pereg, Lotan Shilo, Adi Zoref-Lorenz, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: Iodinated contrast media (ICM) allergy may entail severe adverse events in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Premedication protocols and low-osmolality contrast media have been thought to improve the outcomes of these individuals. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and severity of allergic reactions during PCI in patients admitted for investigation of chest pain. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of 13,652 patients who were hospitalized with chest pain during the years 2010-2016, at the Department of Internal Medicine, Meir Medical Center...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655650/surgical-treatment-of-lisfranc-injury-with-plantar-plate-approach
#20
Deepal Dalal, Christian Curry, Ryan Carter, Colin Zdenek, Nicholas W Todd, Shannon M Rush, Richard Jensen
Midfoot injuries are the second most common athletic foot injury documented in the published data. High-energy Lisfranc dislocations are commonly seen secondary to traumatic etiologies and disrupt the strong midfoot ligaments supporting the arch. These injuries require immediate surgical intervention to prevent serious complications such as compartment syndrome and amputation. The present case series reports a new Lapidus plate system used in 3 patients who underwent arthrodesis procedures for Lisfranc joint dislocation...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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