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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436361/robotic-repair-of-vesicovaginal-fistulas-using-fibrin-sealant
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G Luke Machen, Leah R Chiles, John Joyce, Kristofer R Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Although infrequent, when encountered vesicovaginal fistulas (VVF) are a difficult condition for both patients and physicians alike. After the first robotic repair was described in 2005, this has been an increasingly common treatment modality. At our institution between 2009 and 2014, eleven of these patients were evaluated and treated with robotic repair. However, fibrin sealant was used in place of the traditional tissue flap. Included are six patients who had previously undergone operative repair...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435129/laparoscopic-sacral-colpopexy-the-%C3%A2-6points-%C3%A2-technique
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Marie Schaub Resident, Lise Lecointre, Emilie Faller, Thomas Boisramé, Jean-Jacques Baldauf, Arnaud Wattiez, Cherif Youssef Akladios
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Illustrate laparoscopic sacral colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, a new method using a simplified mesh fixation technique, with only six fixation points DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (educative video) The video was approved by the local IRB. SETTING: University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENTS: Women with multicompartment prolapse INTERVENTION: First, we dissect the promontorium, and vertically incise the posterior parietal peritoneum on the right pelvic sidewall until the pouch of Douglas...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433362/effect-of-preadmission-bowel-preparation-on-outcomes-of-elective-colorectal-procedures-in-young-children
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Guillermo J Ares, Irene Helenowski, Catherine J Hunter, Marybeth Madonna, Marleta Reynolds, Timothy Lautz
BACKGROUND: The utility of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) to minimize infectious complications in elective colorectal surgery is contentious. Though data is scarce in children, adult studies suggest a benefit to MBP when administered with oral antibiotics (OAB). METHODS: After IRB approval, the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) was queried for young children undergoing elective colon surgery from 2011 to 2014. Patients were divided into: no bowel preparation (Group 1), MBP (Group 2), and MBP plus OAB (Group 3)...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430722/the-use-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-administered-with-standard-bupivacaine-in-ankle-fractures-requiring-open-reduction-internal-fixation-a-single-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roy Davidovitch, Abraham Goch, Adam Driesman, Sanjit Konda, Christian Pean, Kenneth Egol
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine compared to placebo for post-operative pain control in patients undergoing operative fixation of ankle fractures. DESIGN: Prospective single blinded randomized control trial SETTING:: Academic Medical CenterPatients/Participants: After IRB approval, seventy-six patients who sustained an acute ankle fracture (OTA 44A-C) requiring operative fixation met inclusion criteria. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups, control (local intra-operative sterile saline injection under general anesthesia) or interventional (local intra-operative liposomal bupivacaine and bupivacaine injection under general anesthesia)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429056/prognostic-significance-of-supradiaphragmatic-lymph-nodes-at-initial-presentation-in-patients-with-stage-iii-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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L J McIntosh, A C O'Neill, S Bhanusupriya, S A Matalon, A D Van den Abbeele, N H Ramaiya, A B Shinagare
PURPOSE: To identify the optimal size threshold and to assess the prognostic significance of supradiaphragmatic lymph nodes at initial presentation of patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC). METHODS: This IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study included baseline pretreatment staging abdominal CTs of 88 women (mean age 62 years, SD 10.4, range 29-85) with FIGO stage III HGSC. Patients with stage IV disease were excluded due to worse prognosis and management guided by distant metastases...
April 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428887/differential-intratumoral-distributions-of-cd8-and-cd163-immune-cells-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer
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Sotirios P Fortis, Michael Sofopoulos, Nectaria N Sotiriadou, Christoforos Haritos, Christoforos K Vaxevanis, Eleftheria A Anastasopoulou, Nicole Janssen, Niki Arnogiannaki, Alexandros Ardavanis, Graham Pawelec, Sonia A Perez, Constantin N Baxevanis
BACKGROUND: Tumor immune cell infiltrates are essential in hindering cancer progression and may complement the TNM classification. CD8+ and CD163+ cells have prognostic impact in breast cancer but their spatial heterogeneity has not been extensively explored in this type of cancer. Here, their potential as prognostic biomarkers was evaluated, depending on their combined densities in the tumor center (TC) and the tumor invasive margin (IM). METHODS: CD8+ and CD163+ cells were quantified by immunohistochemistry of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue samples from a cohort totaling 162 patients with histologically-confirmed primary invasive non-metastatic ductal breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2015...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422421/results-of-a-10-year-survey-of-workload-for-10-treatment-vaults-at-a-high-throughput-comprehensive-cancer-center
#7
Ziad H Saleh, Jeho Jeong, Brian Quinn, James Mechalakos, Jean St Germain, Lawrence T Dauer
The workload for shielding purposes of modern linear accelerators (linacs) consists of primary and scatter radiation which depends on the dose delivered to isocenter (cGy) and leakage radiation which depends on the monitor units (MUs). In this study, we report on the workload for 10 treatment vaults in terms of dose to isocenter (cGy), monitor units delivered (MUs), number of treatment sessions (Txs), as well as, use factors (U) and modulation factors (CI) for different treatment techniques. The survey was performed for the years between 2006 and 2015 and included 16 treatment machines which represent different generations of Varian linear accelerators (6EX, 600C, 2100C, 2100EX, and TrueBeam) operating at different electron and x-ray energies (6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV electrons and, 6 and 15 MV x-rays)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421244/texture-analysis-as-a-radiomic-marker-for-differentiating-renal-tumors
#8
HeiShun Yu, Jonathan Scalera, Maria Khalid, Anne-Sophie Touret, Nicolas Bloch, Baojun Li, Muhammad M Qureshi, Jorge A Soto, Stephan W Anderson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of texture analysis for the differentiation of renal tumors, including the various renal cell carcinoma subtypes and oncocytoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, a retrospective analysis was performed, including all patients with pathology-proven renal tumors and an abdominal computed tomography (CT) examination. CT images of the tumors were manually segmented, and texture analysis of the segmented tumors was performed...
April 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419484/variations-in-the-functional-visual-field-for-detection-of-lung-nodules-on-chest-computed-tomography-impact-of-nodule-size-distance-and-local-lung-complexity
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Lukas Ebner, Martin Tall, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Donald L Ly, Justus E Roos, Sandy Napel, Geoffrey D Rubin
PURPOSE: To explore the characteristics that impact lung nodule detection by peripheral vision when searching for lung nodules on chest CT-scans. METHODS: This study was approved by the local IRB and HIPAA compliant. A simulated primary (1°) target mass (2 x 2 x 5 cm) was embedded into 5-cm thick sub-volumes (SV) extracted from three unenhanced lung MDCT-scans (64-row, 1.25 mm thickness, 0.7 mm increment). One of 30 solid, secondary nodules with either 3-4 mm and 5-8 mm diameters were embedded into 192 of 207 SVs...
April 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414659/knowledge-of-hpv-related-oropharyngeal-cancer-and-use-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccines-by-pediatricians-in-louisiana
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Vikas Mehta, Sean Holmes, Adam Master, Blake Leblanc, L Gloria Caldito, Joseph Bocchini
OBJECTIVES: To determine the level of knowledge of HPV related oropharyngeal cancer and practice patterns of HPV vaccine use by pediatricians. STUDY DESIGN, SUBJECTS, METHODS: IRB approved 18-question survey was administered to members of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. RESULTS: We received 116 responses (response rate: 15.9 percent );. 104 respondents (89.66 percent ); routinely recommend/offer HPV vaccine, 6 (5...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412874/effects-of-regulatory-support-services-on-institutional-review-board-turnaround-times
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Pankaja Desai, Priyanka Nasa, Jackie Soo, Cunhui Jia, Michael L Berbaum, James H Fischer, Timothy P Johnson
We evaluated how regulatory support services provided by University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Clinical and Translational Science may reduce Institutional Review Board (IRB) turnaround times. IRB applications were categorized by receipt of any regulatory support and amount of support received. Turnaround time included total turnaround time, time for IRB review, and time for investigators to modify protocols. There were no differences in any turnaround times for supported versus nonsupported applications...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411307/ferumoxytol-is-not-retained-in-kidney-allografts-in-patients-undergoing-acute-rejection
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Maryam Aghighi, Laura Pisani, Ashok J Theruvath, Anne M Muehe, Jessica Donig, Ramsha Khan, Samantha J Holdsworth, Neeraja Kambham, Waldo Concepcion, Paul C Grimm, Heike E Daldrup-Link
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (USPIO)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect allograft rejection in pediatric kidney transplant patients. PROCEDURES: The USPIO ferumoxytol has a long blood half-life and is phagocytosed by macrophages. In an IRB-approved single-center prospective clinical trial, 26 pediatric patients and adolescents (age 10-26 years) with acute allograft rejection (n = 5), non-rejecting allografts (n = 13), and normal native kidneys (n = 8) underwent multi-echo T2* fast spoiled gradient-echo (FSPGR) MRI after intravenous injection (p...
April 14, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410848/improving-access-to-image-guided-procedures-at-an-integrated-rural-critical-access-hospital-ultrasound-guided-thyroid-biopsy-program
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Thang Q Le, Yadiel Sánchez, Alexander S Misono, Sanjay Saini, Anand M Prabhakar
PURPOSE: Critical access hospitals face difficulty providing all services locally and may need to refer patients off-site for additional care. Providing on-site minimally invasive biopsies, may obviate visits to tertiary or quaternary care centers. This study aims to assess feasibility and outcomes of an ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy program in a critical access hospital. METHODS: In this HIPAA compliant, IRB approved study, the Interventional Radiology (IR) database of a 19-bed, island, rural, critical access hospital without onsite pathology services affiliated with our quaternary care institution was retrospectively reviewed to identify all thyroid biopsies that were performed on site since inception of the service in April 2014 through August 2016...
February 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409698/less-is-more-does-the-addition-of-barrel-staves-improve-results-in-endoscopic-strip-craniectomy-for-sagittal-craniosynostosis
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Benjamin C Wood, Edward S Ahn, Joanna Y Wang, Albert K Oh, Robert F Keating, Gary F Rogers, Suresh N Magge
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic strip craniectomy (ESC) with postoperative helmet orthosis is a well-established treatment option for sagittal craniosynostosis. There are many technical variations to the surgery ranging from simple strip craniectomy to methods that employ multiple cranial osteotomies. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the addition of lateral barrel-stave osteotomies during ESC improved morphological outcomes. METHODS An IRB-approved retrospective review was conducted on a consecutive series of cases involving ESC for sagittal craniosynostosis at 2 different institutions from March 2008 to August 2014...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403925/prevention-of-infertility-induced-by-ovarian-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-benidipine-in-rats-biochemical-gene-expression-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-evaluation
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E Unlubilgin, B Suleyman, G Balci, R Atakan Al, M Cankaya, U Arslan Nayki, H Suleyman
INTRODUCTION: Benidipine has been reported to prevent the ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) damage in heart tissue and to suppress oxidant and proinflammatory cytokine production, increased by I/R. However, There was no information about the effects of benidipine on I/R injury in the ovary and the damage of I/R-induced infertility. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of benidipine on bilateral ovarian I/R injury and whether or not effective in the treatment of I/R-induced infertility in rats...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402749/mental-health-concerns-and-insurance-denials-among-transgender-adolescents
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Leena Nahata, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Nicole M Caltabellotta, Amy C Tishelman
PURPOSE: Transgender youth are at high risk for mental health morbidities. Based on treatment guidelines, puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormone therapy should be considered to alleviate distress due to discordance between an individual's assigned sex and gender identity. The goals of this study were to examine the: (1) prevalence of mental health diagnoses, self-injurious behaviors, and school victimization and (2) rates of insurance coverage for hormone therapy, among a cohort of transgender adolescents at a large pediatric gender program, to understand access to recommended therapy...
April 12, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402449/enhancement-of-trophoblast-differentiation-and-survival-by-low-molecular-weight-heparin-requires-heparin-binding-egf-like-growth-factor
#17
Alan D Bolnick, Jay M Bolnick, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Brian A Kilburn, Omar J Pasalodos, Pankaj K Singhal, Jing Dai, Michael P Diamond, D Randall Armant, Sascha Drewlo
STUDY QUESTION: Does low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) require heparin-binding epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like growth factor (HBEGF) signaling to induce extravillous trophoblast differentiation and decrease apoptosis during oxidative stress? SUMMARY ANSWER: LMWH increased HBEGF expression and secretion, and HBEGF signaling was required to stimulate trophoblast extravillous differentiation, increase invasion in vitro and reduce trophoblast apoptosis during oxidative stress...
April 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400416/top-medical-centers-sign-on-to-single-irb-model
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All 64 member institutions of the NIH's Clinical and Translational Science Awards program have agreed to a common framework for running multisite trials under the umbrella of just one Institutional Review Board. The NCI has long offered a centralized review board option. Come September, single Institutional Review Boards will be mandatory for all NIH-backed studies.
April 11, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399843/effectiveness-of-needle-and-syringe-programmes-in-people-who-inject-drugs-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Ricardo M Fernandes, Maria Cary, Gonçalo Duarte, Gonçalo Jesus, Joana Alarcão, Carla Torre, Suzete Costa, João Costa, António Vaz Carneiro
BACKGROUND: Needle and syringe programmes (NSP) are a critical component of harm reduction interventions among people who inject drugs (PWID). Our primary objective was to summarize the evidence on the effectiveness of NSP for PWID in reducing blood-borne infection transmission and injecting risk behaviours (IRB). METHODS: We conducted an overview of systematic reviews that included PWID (excluding prisons and consumption rooms), addressed community-based NSP, and provided estimates of the effect regarding incidence/prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and bacteremia/sepsis, and/or measures of IRB...
April 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397344/a-comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-axillary-ultrasound-in-the-detection-of-axillary-nodal-metastases-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-cancer
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Matthew A Assing, Bhavika K Patel, Neel Karamsadkar, Jared Weinfurtner, Omar Usmani, John V Kiluk, Jennifer S Drukteinis
Patients with a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer are increasingly undergoing breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for preoperative staging including evaluation of axillary lymph node metastases (ALNM). This retrospective study aims to evaluate the utility of adding axillary ultrasound (AUS) in the preoperative setting when an MRI is planned or has already been performed. This IRB approved, HIPAA compliant study reviewed a total of 271 patients with a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer at a single institution, between June 1, 2010 and June 30, 2013...
April 10, 2017: Breast Journal
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