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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934797/percutaneous-endoscopic-debridement-and-drainage-with-four-different-approach-methods-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-infection
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Eun-Ji Choi, Su-Young Kim, Hyuck-Goo Kim, Hong-Sik Shon, Tae-Kyun Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of spinal infection seems to be increasing in recent years. Percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage (PEDD) has become an effective alternative to extensive open surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the charter of patients who received PEDD using 4 different approach methods to evaluate the clinical results. STUDY DESIGN: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital inpatient referred to our pain clinic...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934790/factors-associated-with-successful-responses-to-transforaminal-balloon-adhesiolysis-for-chronic-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis-retrospective-study
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Doo Hwan Kim, Seong-Sik Cho, Yeon-Jin Moon, Koo Kwon, Kunhee Lee, Jeong-Gil Leem, Jin-Woo Shin, Ji Hyun Park, Seong-Soo Choi
BACKGROUND: Recently, transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis was introduced to manage patients with chronic radicular pain occurring with or without low back pain. However, the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors associated with successful responses to transforaminal balloon adhesiolysis for chronic lumbar spinal stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective observational study...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934782/the-dose-dependent-effects-of-ketoprofen-on-dynamic-pain-after-open-heart-surgery
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Vedat Eljezi, Claire Biboulet, Henri Boby, Pierre Schoeffler, Bruno Pereira, Christian Duale
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce postoperative pain, in both static (i.e., at rest) and dynamic contexts (e.g., during coughing or mobilization), and reduced doses could improve their efficacy/tolerance balance. OBJECTIVES: To test this hypothesis of efficacy after open heart surgery, in which NSAIDs are poorly used, particularly for safety concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-center, French university hospital...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931340/lessons-learnt-from-early-failure-of-a-patient-trial-with-a-polymer-on-polymer-resurfacing-hip-arthroplasty
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Job L C Van Susante, Nico Verdonschot, L Paul A Bom, Pawel Tomaszewski, Pat Campbell, Edward Ebramzadeh, B Wim Schreurs
Background and purpose - Hip resurfacing (HR) is a treatment option promoted for hip arthritis in young and active patients. However, adverse reactions to metal are a concern and the search for non-metallic bearing options proceeds. We present the first clinical study performed in patients using a newly developed hydrophilic polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device. Patients and methods - After performing extensive hip simulator tests, biocompatibility testing and animal tests (ISO 14242-1,3; 10993-3,4,5,10,11), approval was obtained from the IRB committee to enroll 15 patients in the first clinical study in humans using this experimental polymer-on-polymer hip resurfacing device...
September 21, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929196/percutaneous-liver-biopsy-and-revised-coagulation-guidelines-a-9-year-experience
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Douglas R Kitchin, Alejandro Munoz Del Rio, Michael Woods, Lucas Ludeman, J Louis Hinshaw
PURPOSE: To retrospectively review revised pre-procedural coagulation guidelines for percutaneous liver biopsy to determine whether their implementation is associated with increased hemorrhagic complications on a departmental scale. Secondary endpoints were to determine the effect of this change on pre-procedural blood product (FFP and platelet) utilization, to evaluate the impact of administered blood products on hemorrhagic complications, and to determine whether bleeding complications were related to INR and platelet levels...
September 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926726/fertility-and-pregnancy-outcomes-after-transvaginal-cervico-isthmic-cerclage
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Marie-Emmanuelle Neveu, Hervé Fernandez, Xavier Deffieux, Marie-Victoire Senat, Marie Houllier, Perrine Capmas
INTRODUCTION: Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cervical insufficiency seems to be the main risk factor. Treatment is cervical cerclage. In case of failure, a cervico-isthmic cerclage by Fernandez' technique, with the placement of a polypropylene sling by vaginal approach during the first trimester of pregnancy, has proven its effectiveness. The aim of our study is to report effectiveness of Fernandez' cervico-isthmic cerclage in subsequent pregnancies...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924293/leiomyoma-of-the-urinary-bladder
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Anila Jamshaid, Zeeshan Arshad, Syed Zafar Zaidi
Leiomyoma of urinary bladder is a rare tumour with an incidence of < 0.5% of all the bladder tumours. We report a case of leiomyoma of bladder after taking written and informed consent from a 38 years old female, after obtaining the permission of the institutional review board (IRB). She presented in November 2015, with symptoms of obstructive lower urinary tract for 1 year followed by acute urinary retention. Physical examination was unremarkable. Ultrasound showed well circumscribed polypoidal growth in the bladder with mild hydronephrosis on the left side...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923814/new-method-for-real-time-influenza-surveillance-in-primary-care-a-wisconsin-research-and-education-network-wren-supported-study
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Jonathan L Temte, Shari Barlow, Amber Schemmel, Emily Temte, David L Hahn, Erik Reisdorf, Peter Shult, John Tamerius
INTRODUCTION: The goal of public health infectious disease surveillance systems is to provide accurate laboratory results in near-real time. When it comes to influenza surveillance, most current systems are encumbered with inherent delays encountered in the real-life chaos of medical practice. To combat this, we implemented and tested near-real-time surveillance using a rapid influenza detection test (RIDT) coupled with immediate, wireless transmission of results to public health entities...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922982/porcine-mesothelium-wrapped-diced-cartilage-grafts-for-nasal-reconstruction
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Athanasios Bramos, David P Perrault, Alexander N Fedenko, Gene H Kim, Sofia Bougioukli, Jay R Lieberman, Jay W Calvert, Alex Wong
<b>Background:</b> Fascia wrapped diced cartilage grafts have become a useful tool in modern rhinoplasty surgery. Unfortunately, fascial harvest is associated with donor site morbidity, therefore a non-autologous alternative to fascia would be ideal. Decellularized porcine mesothelium, Meso BioMatrix<sup>TM</sup>, is an acellular scaffold that could potentially fill this need. To determine if porcine mesothelium could serve as an acceptable alternative, we histologically compared diced cartilage grafts wrapped in fascia versus porcine mesothelium...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919579/mri-and-prediction-of-pathologic-complete-response-in-the-breast-and-axilla-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-mri-and-pathologic-complete-response
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Joseph J Weber, Maxine S Jochelson, Anne Eaton, Emily C Zabor, Andrea V Barrio, Mary L Gemignani, Melissa Pilewskie, Kimberly J Van Zee, Monica Morrow, Mahmoud El-Tamer
BACKGROUND: In the setting where determining extent of residual disease is key for surgical planning after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), herein we evaluate reliability of MRI in predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) of the breast primary and axillary nodes following NAC. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who had MRI before and after NAC between 06/2014-08/2015 were identified in a prospective database following IRB approval. Post NAC-MRI of the breast and axillary nodes was correlated with residual disease on final pathology...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919293/correlation-between-histological-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-soft-tissue-tumors-to-verify-the-possibility-of-cell-like-resolution-in-ultrasonography
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Ching-Lan Wu, Yi-Chen Lai, Hsin-Kai Wang, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Hong-Jen Chiou
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to test the possibility of obtained cell-like resolution in soft tissue tumors on the basis of ultrasound echotexture. METHODS: This is a prospective study consisting of 57 patients (29 females and 28 males, age range: 9-83 years, average age: 44.5 years) with palpable soft tissue mass, referred from the Departments of Orthopedics and Oncology for ultrasound (US)-guided biopsy. The study was approved by the institutional review board (IRB) of our hospital...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917016/predictors-of-outpatient-resource-utilization-following-ventral-and-incisional-hernia-repair
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Alex Wade, Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport, Sara E Johnson, Vashisht V Madabhushi, Erica Mastoroudis, Charlie Tancula, John Scott Roth
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the predictors of increased ambulatory costs following open ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR); however, postoperative complications would be expected to be associated with an increased burden on outpatient resources. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of perioperative factors on outpatient resource utilization following VIHR. METHODS: With IRB approval, the surgery scheduling system was queried to identify all cases of VIHR done at our institution over 3 years...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916979/ventral-hernia-repair-with-poly-4-hydroxybutyrate-mesh
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Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport, Adam Dugan, Amanda Zachem, John Scott Roth
BACKGROUND: Biomaterial research has made available a biologically derived fully resorbable poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) mesh for use in ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR). This study evaluates outcomes of patients undergoing VIHR with P4HB mesh. METHODS: An IRB-approved prospective pilot study was conducted to assess clinical and quality of life (QOL) outcomes for patients undergoing VIHR with P4HB mesh. Perioperative characteristics were defined. Clinical outcomes, employment status, QOL using 12-item short form survey (SF-12), and pain assessments were followed for 24 months postoperatively...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915305/trauma-epidemiology-of-women-in-puerto-rico-2002-2011
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Sofía Muns-Aponte, Omar García-Rodríguez, Ediel O Ramos-Meléndez, Pablo Rodríguez-Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: Recent literature has suggested that trauma is heterogenic and that physiological response to it differs between sexes. The study represented in this manuscript aimed to describe gender differences in the mortality rates of trauma patients at the Puerto Rico Trauma Hospital (PRTH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study performed at PRTH. A total of 14,874 injured patients admitted to the hospital from 2002 to 2011 were included in the sample and divided into 2 groups, based on sex...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913706/novel-pericatheter-retrograde-urethrogram-technique-is-a-viable-method-for-postoperative-urethroplasty-imaging
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Rachael D Sussman, F Cameron Hill, George E Koch, Versha Patel, Krishnan Venkatesan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe our technique for pericatheter retrograde urethrogram (pcRUG) and to evaluate the utility of a pcRUG to detect a clinically significant leak after urethral reconstruction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our prospective IRB-approved database of patients undergoing urethral reconstruction. pcRUG was performed at 3-4 weeks after surgery, in standardized fashion. Patients were placed in oblique position, and with the penis stretched, diluted contrast was instilled via an angiocatheter alongside the indwelling urethral catheter under dynamic fluoroscopy...
September 14, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913492/incorporating-airway-examination-photography-into-the-electronic-record
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Joshua W Sappenfield, Nik Gravenstein, Judith M Wishin, Chukwudi Obiora Chiaghana, David Smyth, Brenda G Fahy, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Laurie Davies, F Kayser Enneking
BACKGROUND: Photography of the airway has been used in research to validate preoperative airway assessment and the likelihood of identifying the difficult-to-mask ventilate and/or intubate patient. Up till now, no study has demonstrated the perceived utility of incorporation of airway photographs into the anesthesia preassessment. METHODS: The University of Florida Health Presurgical Clinic routinely incorporates three photographs of all adult patients during their preanesthesia visit...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911093/consolidative-proton-therapy-after-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-hodgkin-lymphoma
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B S Hoppe, C E Hill-Kayser, Y D Tseng, S Flampouri, H M Elmongy, O Cahlon, N P Mendenhall, A Maity, L A McGee, J P Plastaras
Background: We investigated early outcomes for patients receiving chemotherapy followed by consolidative proton therapy (PT) for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Patients and methods: From June 2008 through August 2015, 138 patients with HL enrolled on either IRB-approved outcomes tracking protocols or registry studies received consolidative PT. Patients were excluded due to relapsed or refractory disease. Involved-site radiotherapy field designs were used for all patients...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906322/the-effect-of-ophthalmic-artery-chemosurgery-on-immune-function-in-retinoblastoma-patients-a-single-institution-retrospective-analysis
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Cheryl Fischer, Mary Petriccione, Stephanie Vitolano, Edith Guarini, Mary Elizabeth Davis, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC) is associated with grade 3 and 4 neutropenia, however the effect on T-cell number and function is unknown. The purpose of this retrospective review was to confirm that patients treated with OAC do not develop immunosuppression warranting Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis. PROCEDURE: IRB approval was obtained for a single center retrospective review of immune function tests in retinoblastoma patients who received OAC...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905673/the-practice-of-research-ethics-in-lebanon-and-qatar-perspectives-of-researchers-on-informed-consent
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Rima Nakkash, Yara Qutteina, Catherine Nasrallah, Katharine Wright, Leila El-Alti, Jihad Makhoul, Khalid Al-Ali
Informed consent requirements for conducting research with human participants are set by institutional review boards (IRBs) following established guidelines. Despite this, researchers continue to face challenges in seeking and obtaining informed consent. This study discusses researchers' views of such problems in Lebanon and Qatar, which vary in research regulation. We conducted in-depth interviews with 52 academic researchers from various fields of research in both countries and analyzed them using thematic analysis...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
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