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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346969/the-comparison-of-laparoscopic-and-microsurgical-varicocoelectomy-in-infertile-men-with-varicocoele-on-paternity-rate-12%C3%A2-months-after-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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P Bryniarski, P Taborowski, P Rajwa, Z Kaletka, M Życzkowski, A Paradysz
The best surgical approach for varicocoelectomy is still unknown, however more and more physicians favour subinguinal microsurgery. The aim of this study was to find whether microsurgical approach is superior to laparoscopic varicocoelectomy in terms of pregnancy rate, fertility potential, endocrinological function of the testis, erectile dysfunction and testicle volume increase. It was a prospective, non-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial with one to one allocation. It was conducted at authors' institution and designed as per protocol study...
March 27, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346953/lennox-gastaut-syndrome-a-state-of-the-art-review
#2
Mario Mastrangelo
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe age-dependent epileptic encephalopathy usually with onset between 1 and 8 years of age. Functional neuroimaging studies recently introduced the concept of Lennox-Gastaut as "secondary network epilepsy" resulting from dysfunctions of a complex system involving both cortical and subcortical structures (default-mode network, corticoreticular connections, and thalamus). These dysfunctions are produced by different disorders including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathies, meningoencephalitis, cortical malformations, neurocutaneous disorders, or tumors...
March 27, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346770/a-core-outcome-set-for-localised-prostate-cancer-effectiveness-trials
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Steven MacLennan, Paula R Williamson, Hanneke Bekema, Marion Campbell, Craig Ramsay, James N'Dow, Sara MacLennan, Luke Vale, Philipp Dahm, Nicolas Mottet, Thomas Lam, Paul Abel, Hashim U Ahmed, Gary Akehurst, Robert Almquist, Karl Beck, David Budd, Steven Canfield, James Catto, Philip Cornford, William Cross, Alexander Ewen, Judith Grant, Rakesh Heer, David Hurst, Rob Jones, Roger Kockelbergh, Andrew Mackie, Graham MacDonald, Alan McNeill, Malcolm Mason, Sam McClinton, Duncan McLaren, Hugh Mostafid, Ian Pearce, Linda Pennet, Justine Royle, Hans Schreuder, Grant D Stewart, Henk van der Poel, Kevin Wardlaw, Thomas Wiegel
OBJECTIVE: To develop a core outcome set (COS) applicable for effectiveness trials of all interventions for localised prostate cancer. BACKGROUND: Many treatments exist for localised prostate cancer, although it is unclear which offers the optimal therapeutic ratio. This is confounded by inconsistencies in the selection, definition, measurement and reporting of outcomes in clinical trials. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A list of 79 outcomes was derived from a systematic review of published localised prostate cancer effectiveness studies and semi-structured interviews with 15 prostate cancer patients...
March 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346729/comparison-of-the-safety-of-electrotome-harmonic-scalpel-and-ligasure-for-management-of-thyroid-surgery
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Xiaodong Yang, Jian Cao, Yichao Yan, Fangfang Liu, Tao Li, Long Han, Chunxiang Ye, Shuying Zheng, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye, Kewei Jiang
BACKGROUND: Energy-based surgical devices, including electrotome, the Harmonic scalpel, and LigaSure, have been widely applied in thyroid surgery, although a comparison of their safety and efficacy has not been reported yet. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of using hemostatic energy-based surgical devices during thyroid surgery in a canine model. METHODS: Twenty-four beagle dogs were randomly divided into the following groups: electrotome (30 kW), electrotome (15 kW), the Harmonic scalpel (output level 3), and LigaSure (middle gear)...
March 27, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346648/glomus-faciale-tumors-a-report-of-3-cases-and-literature-review
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Sahar Nadimi, John P Leonetti, Sam J Marzo, Douglas E Anderson, Gulrez Mahmood, Derek Bumgarner
Our objectives in reporting this case series are to familiarize readers with the rare occurrence of paragangliomas originating along the facial nerve and to provide a literature review. We describe 3 such cases that occurred at our tertiary care academic medical center. Two women and 1 man presented with a tumor adjacent to the vertical segment of the facial nerve. The first patient, a 48-year-old woman, presented with what appeared to be a parotid tumor at the stylomastoid foramen; she underwent a parotidectomy, transmastoid facial nerve decompression, and a shave biopsy of the tumor...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346541/quality-of-life-and-objective-outcome-assessment-in-women-with-tape-division-after-surgery-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Daniela Ulrich, Vesna Bjelic-Radisic, Anna Höllein, Gerda Trutnovsky, Karl Tamussino, Thomas Aigmüller
BACKGROUND: Midurethral tapes may cause long-term complications such as voiding dysfunction, groin pain, de novo urgency or mesh erosion, which necessitate a reoperation. There is a paucity of data regarding health related quality of life in patients undergoing tape removal. The aim of the study was to evaluate quality of life (QoL) and objective outcome after midurethral tape division or excision. METHODS: All patients who underwent a midurethral tape division for voiding difficulties, pain or therapy resistant de novo overactive bladder between 1999 and 2014 were invited for follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345515/treatment-of-salivary-stones-by-intraductal-pneumatic-lithotripsy-a-preliminary-presentation-of-the-stonebreaker-with-sterile-bag-covering
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P A Oddon, G Royer, N Graillon, F Marchal, C Chossegros, J M Foletti
INTRODUCTION: Sialendoscopy has changed the management of obstructive sialadenitis. Nowadays, minimally invasive techniques evolve to preserve salivary gland function. Intraductal lithotripsy allows stones fragmentation and retrieval without opening the salivary duct. We report our experience with the StoneBreaker (SB), a new lithotripter with improvement using a sterile bag that permits reuse of the SB without passing to sterilization. TECHNICAL NOTE: The non-sterilized SB was used into a sterile camera sleeve in 5 patients, 3 submandibular lithiases and 2 parotid lithiases...
February 17, 2017: J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345414/fresh-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-fractures-of-the-knee
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Guilherme C Gracitelli, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tirico, Julie C McCauley, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes and allograft survivorship among patients with knee fracture who underwent fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as a salvage treatment option. Design Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at one hospital. Patients Fresh OCAs were implanted for osteochondral lesions after knee fracture in 24 males and 15 females with an average age of 34 years. Twenty-nine lesions (74%) were tibial plateau fractures, 6 (15%) were femoral condyle fractures, and 4 (10%) were patella fractures...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345408/autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-to-isolated-patella-cartilage-defects
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Arvind von Keudell, Roger Han, Tim Bryant, Tom Minas
Background Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a durable treatment for patients with chondral defects. This study presents the comprehensive evaluation of patients with patella defects treated with ACI at medium- to long-term follow-up. Methods Thirty consecutive patients with isolated chondral lesions of the patella were enrolled prospectively. Primary outcome measures were validated patient reported outcome measures and objective magnetic resonance imaging. Results Nineteen of 30 patients underwent tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) to correct lateral maltracking in combination with soft tissue balancing...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345364/anatomically-contoured-anterior-plating-for-isolated-tibiotalar-arthrodesis
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Nicholas Kusnezov, John C Dunn, Logan R Koehler, Justin D Orr
INTRODUCTION: We performed a systematic review of the published literature to characterize patient demographic, surgical techniques, and functional outcomes to elucidate the complication and revision rates following isolated tibiotalar arthrodesis with anatomically contoured anterior plating. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed. Inclusion criteria were peer-reviewed studies in English, after 1990, at least 10 patients, and reporting clinical outcomes following contoured anterior plating and with follow-up of at least 80% and 1 year...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344949/the-effect-of-anesthesia-on-the-ventilatory-functions-of-patients-with-maxillo-mandibular-fixation
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B I Akhiwu, H O Akhiwu, B D Saheeb, M M Habeeb
BACKGROUND: Maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF) is a procedure still routinely practiced in developing countries. AIM: To determine the variations in pulmonary functions readings between cases treated under general anesthesia (GA) and those treated under local anesthesia (LA). METHODOLOGY: A descriptive hospital-based study of 106 patients was carried out from January 2011- December 2012. Information was obtained using a questionnaire and all study subjects had their baseline lung functions and their post-operative daily lung function parameters measured for the first week and then weekly for the next five weeks...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344894/postoperative-functional-outcomes-in-older-adults
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Zabecca Brinson, Victoria L Tang, Emily Finlayson
As the world's aging population grows, the surgical population is increasingly made up of older adults. Due to changes in physiologic function and increasing comorbidity burden, older adults are at increased risk of morbidity, mortality, and functional decline after surgery. In addition, decision to undergo surgery for the older adult may be based on the postoperative functional outcome rather than survival. Although few studies have evaluated an older adult's function as a postoperative outcome, surgeons are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining or regaining function in an older patient...
June 2016: Current Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344561/fetal-growth-restriction-induces-heterogeneous-effects-on-vascular-biomechanical-and-functional-properties-in-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
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Daniel Cañas, Emilio A Herrera, Claudio García-Herrera, Diego Celentano, Bernardo J Krause
Aim: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with a variety of cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood which could involve remodeling processes of the vascular walls that could start in the fetal period. However, there is no consensus whether this remodeling affects in a similar way the whole vascular system. We aimed to determine the effects of FGR on the vasoactive and biomechanical properties of umbilical and systemic vessels in fetal guinea pigs. Methods: FGR was induced by implanting ameroid occluders at mid-gestation in uterine arteries of pregnant guinea pigs, whilst the control group was exposed to simulated surgery...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344536/capitate-chondroblastoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ali Izadpanah, Riyam T Zreik, Thomas Shives, Sanjeev Kakar
Background: Chondroblastomas are benign tumors that typically occur in the epiphysis of long bones. Carpal bone chondroblastomas are very rare and are known to have less aggressive behavior with no evidence of recurrence reported. Methods: We present a case of a recurrent chondroblastoma in the capitate that was treated with repeat curettage, application of phenol, and bone grafting. Results: At 3 years post surgery, the patient is disease free with excellent functional return. Conclusion: Chondroblastomas are rare within the carpus...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344345/gastric-bypass-surgery-with-exercise-alters-plasma-micrornas-that-predict-improvements-in-cardiometabolic-risk
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Y O N Lopez, P M Coen, B H Goodpaster, A A Seyhan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery improves insulin sensitivity (SI) and β-cell function in obese non-diabetic subjects. Exercise also improves SI and may be an effective adjunct therapy to RYGB surgery. However, the mechanisms by which exercise or weight-loss improve peripheral SI after RYGB surgery are unclear. We hypothesized that microRNAs (miRNAs) mediate at least some of the regulatory processes driving such mechanisms. Consequently, this work aimed at profiling plasma miRNAs in participants of the Physical Activity Following Surgery Induced Weight Loss study (clinicaltrials...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343933/testing-the-immunocompetence-handicap-hypothesis-testosterone-manipulation-does-not-affect-wound-healing-in-male-salamanders
#16
Jessica R Thomas, Sarah K Woodley
In vertebrates, a bidirectional relationship exists between the immune system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. In addition, sexual dimorphism in immunity has been documented in many vertebrates as well as some invertebrates, and males are generally less immunocompetent than their female counterparts. A possible explanation for this is described by the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH), which proposes that elevated testosterone (T) levels direct resources towards the promotion of secondary sexual characteristics at a cost to immune function...
March 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343831/stepping-toward-objective-outcomes-a-prospective-analysis-of-step-count-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
#17
Meredith P Crizer, Gregory S Kazarian, Andrew N Fleischman, Jess H Lonner, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Functional recovery monitoring after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is often limited to surgeon-based assessment and patient self-reporting rather than objective measures. However, traditional outcomes may not reliably gauge return of function. The goal of this study was to evaluate and compare an objective measure of postoperative recovery, daily step-count, with patient self-reported outcomes. METHODS: Prospectively, 589 patients used a mobile step-tracking application to record daily steps...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343157/isolated-unilateral-upper-alveolar-numbness-in-silent-sinus-syndrome
#18
Hung Tuan Lau, Keng Hua Lim
We present a case of a 59-year-old man with left upper alveolar numbness of 2 years' duration in the absence of sinonasal symptoms. On physical examination, he demonstrated mild left facial asymmetry and diminished sensation of his left upper alveolus from the left second upper incisor to first canine. CT imaging revealed chronic sinusitis changes of the left maxillary sinus, with reduced volume and depressed anterior wall. The patient underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery to re-establish maxillary sinus ventilation...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343073/breviscapine-confers-a-neuroprotective-efficacy-against-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-attenuating-neuronal-and-astrocytic-autophagy-in-the-penumbra
#19
Zhang Pengyue, Guo Tao, He Hongyun, Yang Liqiang, Deng Yihao
Breviscapine is a flavonoid derived from a traditional Chinese herb Erigerin breviscapus (Vant.) Hand-Mazz, and has been extensively used in clinical treatment for cerebral stroke in China, but the underlying pharmacological mechanisms are still unclear. In present study, we investigated whether breviscapine could confer a neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia injury by targeting autophagy mechanisms. A cerebral stroke model in Sprague-Dawley rats was prepared by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), rats were then randomly divided into 5 groups: MCAO+Bre group, rats were treated with breviscapine; MCAO+Tat-Beclin-1 group, animals were administrated with specific autophagy inducer Tat-Beclin-1; MCAO+Bre+Tat-Beclin-1 group, rats were treated with both breviscapine and Tat-Beclin-1, MCAO+saline group, rats received the same volume of physiological saline, and Sham surgery group...
March 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343072/ribonuclease-attenuates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cognitive-impairment-through-the-inhibition-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-aged-mice
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Gang Ma, Chan Chen, Haixia Jiang, Yanhua Qiu, Yansong Li, Xiaoqiang Li, Xiyang Zhang, Jin Liu, Tao Zhu
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients undergoing major surgery often develop cognitive dysfunction, and no optimum treatment exists for this postoperative complication. Ribonuclease, the counterpart of ribonucleic acid, has mostly been reported in terms of its use as a potential modality in anticancer therapy, and recent studies have demonstrated that ribonuclease can exert organ-protective effects in several pathological conditions. Our study also demonstrated that ribonuclease protects the liver against ischemia reperfusion injury...
March 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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