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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232772/s-nitrosohemoglobin-levels-and-patient-outcome-after-transfusion-during-pediatric-bypass-surgery
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Faisal Matto, Peter C Kouretas, Richard Smith, Jacob Ostrowsky, Anthony J Cina, Douglas T Hess, Jonathan S Stamler, James D Reynolds
Banked blood exhibits impairments in nitric oxide (NO)-based oxygen delivery capability, reflected in rapid depletion of S-nitrosohemoglobin (SNO-Hb). We hypothesized that transfusion of even freshly-stored blood used in pediatric heart surgery would reduce SNO-Hb levels and worsen outcome. In a retrospective review (n = 29), the percent of estimated blood volume (% eBV) replaced by transfusion directly correlated with ventilator time and inversely correlated with kidney function; similar results were obtained in a prospective arm (n = 20)...
December 12, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232770/review-article-nexus-criteria-to-rule-out-cervical-spine-injury-among-older-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Paykin, Gerard O'Reilly, Helen Ackland, Biswadev Mitra
The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria were derived from a heterogeneous group of adult blunt trauma patients, with the outcome measure assessed most commonly using plain X-ray radiographs. Recent observations have suggested inadequacy of these criteria for excluding injury in population subgroups such as the elderly. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the sensitivity of the NEXUS criteria in excluding cervical spine injury among older patients aged ≥65 years...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232768/modification-of-the-thrombolysis-in-myocardial-infarction-risk-score-for-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-to-the-emergency-department
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Jaimi H Greenslade, Kimberly Chung, William A Parsonage, Tracey Hawkins, Martin Than, John W Pickering, Louise Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To develop a modified Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score to effectively risk stratify patients presenting to the ED with chest pain. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at two metropolitan EDs. Data were obtained during patient interview. The primary outcome was major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within 30 days of presentation. Two separate modifications of the TIMI score were developed. These scores were compared to the original TIMI in terms of the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve and diagnostic accuracy statistics (sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values)...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232762/review-article-best-practice-management-of-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department-part-1-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Low back pain (LBP) is a common presentation to the ED, and a frequent cause of disability globally. The ED management is often associated with high rates of imaging, misuse and overuse of pharmacology and subsequent financial implications. Given this, improved quality of care for patients with LBP in ED is essential. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of LBP in the ED. PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2015...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232758/-time-course-of-changes-in-visual-acuity-after-a-single-injection-of-aflibercept-or-ranibizumab-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-analysis-of-aggregated-real-life-data
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Robert G H Wilke, Robert Patrick Finger, Helmut G Sachs
Background Treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) under real life conditions may differ from controlled prospective trials with respect to the number of injections and long term preservation of visual acuity. In many instances, intervals for controls and re-injection cannot be maintained as frequently as required. This case series examines actual intervals for control and re-injection visits, in order to estimate how prolonged intervals have an impact on momentary visual acuity and how long term visual outcome is affected...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232756/-the-conundrum-of-relationships-in-the-multivariate-dataset-of-nvamd-treatment
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Robert G H Wilke, Robert Patrick Finger, Helmut G Sachs
Background The evaluation of relationships in clinical case series is complicated by statistical pitfalls, one of which is spurious correlation. In this case, one or more potential factors are actually not related to a target measure, yet it may be wrongly inferred that they are. This may be due to either coincidence or the presence of a one or more confounding unregarded factors. In randomised clinical trials, it is attempted to eliminate such confounding factors or to control them by randomisation. However, this approach is not applicable in retrospective case series, and other statistical methods must be applied, such as multivariate analyses, taking into account all known variables...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232748/-combined-posteromedial-and-anterolateral-approach-in-the-floating-position-two-column-fracture-of-the-tibia-head
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Maike Reul, Harm Hoekstra
Background The posterior tibial plateau is often affected in intra-articular tibial fractures. Moreover, treating these posterior fractures is recognised as an important prognostic factor. Open reduction and internal fixation of lateral and posterior two column tibial plateau fractures can be achieved via a combined reversed L-shape approach and an anterolateral approach in the floating position without intraoperative repositioning of the patient. Material and Methods The operative procedure starts in the posterior position with visualisation of the posterior column after lateral retraction of the medial head of the M...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232735/clinical-outcome-of-urgent-thoracotomy-in-patients-with-penetrating-and-blunt-chest-trauma-a-retrospective-survey
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Yael Refaely, Leonid Koyfman, Michael Friger, Leonid Ruderman, Mahmud Abu Saleh, Gidon Sahar, Gad Shaked, Moti Klein, Evgeni Brotfain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232726/-subtalare-screw-arthroereisis-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-flexible-pes-planovalgus
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Dariusch Arbab, Daniel Frank, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring, Carsten Wingenfeld, Mona Abbara-Czardybon
Background The purpose of this study was to determine the functional outcomes and radiographic results of the talus-stop screw method as minimally invasive subtalar arthroereisis in pediatric and juvenile flexible flatfoot. Material and Methods We retrospectively evaluated 73 feet from 41 children using the talus stop-screw method, for the period between 2002 and 2011. The age at time of surgery ranged between nine and 14 years. The radiological assessment included measuring the calcaneal pitch, talar declination, talo-first metatarsal angle (Meary) and calcaneal-first metatarsal angle (Costa-Bartani) in the lateral view...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232725/value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-quantification-criteria-for-identifying-patients-not-responding-to-bevacizumab-based-therapy-for-colorectal-liver-metastases
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François Tranquart, Paul-Armand Dujardin, Olivier Bouché, Claude Marcus, Christophe Borg, Philippe Manzoni, Jean-Yves Douillard, Catherine Labbe-Devilliers, Eric Terrebonne, Denis Smith, Herve Trillaud, Olivier Capitain, Cristophe Aubé, Jean-Philippe Spano, Olivier Lucidarme, Aurélie Ferru, Jean-Pierre Tasu, Sylvain Manfredi, Aurore Bleuzen, Julie Léger, Thierry Lecomte
Purpose To evaluate changes in tumor vascularization parameters based on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) quantification criteria of at least one visible liver metastasis as an early predictor of non-response to chemotherapy, including bevacizumab for colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases. Materials and Methods This multicenter prospective study included patients who received first-line bevacizumab-based chemotherapy. Tumor enhancement measured using CEUS within one liver metastasis and in relation to the surrounding healthy liver was quantified within 8 days before the first infusion of bevacizumab (E0), 24 hours after the end of the first infusion of bevacizumab (E1), in the 24 hours before the 2nd and 3 rd infusion of bevacizumab on day 15 (E2) and day 30 (E3), respectively, and after 2 months of treatment (E4)...
December 12, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232701/differential-impact-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-long-term-outcomes-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-large-artery-atherosclerosis
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Minyoul Baik, Kyoungsub Kim, Joonsang Yoo, Hyeon Chang Kim, Seong Ho Jeong, Ki Hoon Kim, Hyung Jong Park, Young Dae Kim, Ji Hoe Heo, Hyo Suk Nam
BACKGROUND: The presence of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is related to poor long-term outcomes in stroke patients. However, the long-term outcome is unknown in patients with both large artery atherosclerosis (LAA) and WMH. METHODS: We investigated the impact of WMH on long-term outcome in patients with LAA. Consecutive patients in a prospective stroke registry were included. Patients were followed for a median of 7.7 years (interquartile range, 5.6-9.7). The degree of WMH was assessed by Fazekas grade on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232697/self-management-of-type-2-diabetes-in-gulf-cooperation-council-countries-a-systematic-review
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Thamer Al Slamah, Barbara I Nicholl, Fatima Y Alslail, Craig A Melville
AIMS: This study aimed to systematically review intervention studies on self-management of type 2 diabetes in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to determine the most effective self-management strategies for individuals with type 2 diabetes in this region. METHODS: A search strategy was developed using multiple databases: Medline and Embase (via Ovid), CINAHL (via EBSCO), and PubMed. Study and intervention characteristics, intervention structure, content, cultural adaptation, and outcomes were extracted from the included studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232667/correlation-between-subpubic-arch-angle-and-mode-of-delivery-in-large-for-gestational-age-fetuses
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Alice Suprani, Elisa Aiello, Andrea Musarò, Costanza Bosi, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Ariane Kiener, Domenico Arduini, Tiziana Frusca, Giuseppe Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: A narrow subpubic arch angle (SPA) has been associated with a higher risk of operative delivery and prolonged labor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between SPA and labor outcome in a cohort of women delivering a large-for-gestational-age (LGA) fetus. METHODS: An observational study involving two Italian tertiary centers (Parma and Rome) was carried out. Nulliparous women referred to the antepartum clinic between 35 and 39 weeks due to an increased risk of having an LGA fetus at birth were prospectively selected for the study purpose...
December 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232658/a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-on-the-use-of-suction-drains-following-rectal-surgery
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Francesco Guerra, Giuseppe Giuliani, Diego Coletta, Marcello Boni, Fabio Rondelli, Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Andrea Coratti
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is one of the most feared complications of rectal resections. The role of drains in limiting this occurrence or facilitating its early recognition is still poorly defined. We aimed to study whether the presence of prophylactic pelvic drains affects the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing rectal surgery with extraperitoneal anastomosis. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials comparing drained with undrained anastomoses following rectal surgery...
December 12, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232645/pre-optimization-of-spinal-surgery-patients-development-of-a-neurosurgical-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol
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Zarina S Ali, Tracy S Ma, Ali K Ozturk, Neil R Malhotra, James M Schuster, Paul J Marcotte, M Sean Grady, William C Welch
OBJECTIVE: Despite surgical, technological, medical, and anesthetic improvements, patient outcomes following elective neurosurgical procedures can be associated with high morbidity. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are multimodal care pathways designed to optimize patient outcomes by addressing pre-, peri-, and post-operative factors. Despite significant data suggesting improved patient outcomes with the adoption of these pathways, development and implementation has been limited in the neurosurgical population...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232600/a-retrospective-review-of-phyllodes-tumours-of-the-breast-a-single-institution-experience
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Vithusha Ganesh, Leah Drost, Justin Lee, Bo Angela Wan, Liying Zhang, Eileen Rakovitch, Danny Vesprini, Elzbieta Slodkowska, K Liang Zeng, Philomena Sousa, Caitlin Yee, Henry Lam, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND: Phyllodes tumours are rare and histologically diverse, posing challenges in prognosis and treatment. Due to their rarity, they have seldom been studied. PURPOSE: The purpose was to investigate clinical practices in the management of phyllodes tumours, as well as patient outcomes to contribute to the limited body of knowledge surrounding these tumours. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on all patients with phyllodes tumours at a single institution...
December 9, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232564/neonatal-mortality-and-morbidity-in-the-post-implementation-period-of-a-neonatal-teaching-program-in-provincial-hospitals-in-laos
#17
S Schmidt, S Bounnack, T Hoehn
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to analyze neonatal mortality and morbidity in the post-implementation period of a neonatal teaching program to examine a possible impact on neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective data analysis of all neonatal patients treated in five provincial hospitals in Laos after implementation of a neonatal teaching program. METHODS: A simulation-based teaching program aims to have positive impact on the theoretical and practical skill of hospital staff in the field of newborn care...
December 9, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232560/the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-and-gender-on-intraoperative-bleeding-in-orthognathic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jesper Jared Secher, Johannes Jakobsen Sidelmann, Janne Ingerlsev, Jens Jørgen Thorn, Else Marie Pinholt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this randomized trial was to measure the effect of intravenously administered tranexamic acid (TXA) on intraoperative blood loss (IOB) in patients undergoing bimaxillary orthognathic surgery (OS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a double-blinded placebo-controlled trial composed of patients eligible for OS at the Hospital of South West Denmark (Esbjerg, Denmark) from August 2014 through September 2016. The primary predictor variable was a single intravenous dose of TXA 1 g administered preoperatively or an equivalent saline placebo...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232533/laparoscopic-abdominal-transanal-proctocolectomy-with-coloanal-anastomosis-is-a-good-surgical-option-in-selective-patients-with-low-lying-rectal-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-based-on-a-single-surgeon-s-experience
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Bong-Hyeon Kye, Jun-Gi Kim, Hyeon-Min Cho, Hyung-Jin Kim, Chung-Soo Chun
PURPOSE: We intended to identify the oncological outcome for rectal cancer over the past 20 years and whether or not sphincter-preserving surgery is an appropriate approach for low-lying rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The oncological outcomes from a total of 418 patients who electively underwent rectal cancer surgery for a lesion located within 8 cm of the anal verge by a single colorectal surgeon were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Of 418 patients, 175 patients underwent low anterior resection (LAR), 172 laparoscopic abdominal transanal proctocolectomy with coloanal anastomosis (LATA), and 71 abdominoperineal resection (APR)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232532/reconsideration-of-laparoscopic-kasai-operation-for-biliary-atresia
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Sheng-Yang Huang, Chou-Ming Yeh, Hou-Chuan Chen, Chia-Man Chou
INTRODUCTION: Minimal invasive surgery for all kinds of surgical diseases had been practiced for years. The laparoscopic Kasai operation is one of the most challenging procedures and remains controversial for treating biliary atresia (BA). PURPOSE: This work presented the initial experience of our Institute and compared the outcomes of open and laparoscopic Kasai operations for BA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients 18 years old and younger, and were operated in our Institute for BA from January 2011 to August 2017, were included in this study...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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