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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734112/fused-multivariate-empirical-mode-decomposition-memd-and-inverse-solution-method-for-eeg-source-localization
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Pegah Khosropanah, Abdul Rahman Ramli, Kheng Seang Lim, Mohammad Hamiruce Marhaban, Anvarjon Ahmedov
EEG source localization is determining possible cortical sources of brain activities with scalp EEG. Generally, every step of the data processing sequence affects the accuracy of EEG source localization. In this paper, we introduce a fused multivariate empirical mode decomposing (MEMD) and inverse solution algorithm with an embedded unsupervised eye blink remover in order to localize the epileptogenic zone accurately. For this purpose, we constructed realistic forward models using MRI and boundary element method (BEM) for each patient to obtain results that are more realistic...
July 22, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732381/lymph-node-ratio-but-not-the-total-number-of-examined-lymph-nodes-or-lymph-node-metastasis-is-a-predictor-of-overall-survival-for-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-after-surgical-resection
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Peng Liu, Xianbin Zhang, Yuru Shang, Lili Lu, Fei Cao, Min Sun, Zhaohui Tang, Brigitte Vollmar, Peng Gong
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic significance of lymph node metastasis, extent of examined lymph nodes (ELNs) and lymph node ratio (LNR) for resected pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgically resected pNENs were assimilated from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard models were used to examine the prognostic effect of clinicopathological characteristics on overall survival; Harrell's concordance index was performed to assess the prognostic accuracy of all independent prognostic factors; and the Spearman's rank correlation was used to assess the correlation between LNR and other clinicopathological characteristics...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732177/inguinal-hernia-in-athletes-role-of-dynamic-ultrasound
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William Kelton Vasileff, Mikhail Nekhline, Patricia A Kolowich, Gary B Talpos, Willam R Eyler, Marnix van Holsbeeck
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia is a commonly encountered cause of pain in athletes. Because of the anatomic complexity, lack of standard imaging, and the dynamic condition, there is no unified opinion explaining its underlying pathology. HYPOTHESIS: Athletes with persistent groin pain would have a high prevalence of inguinal hernia with dynamic ultrasound, and herniorrhaphy would successfully return athletes to activity. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study...
July 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731957/longitudinal-postoperative-course-of-pain-and-dysfunction-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Katherine Hadlandsmyth, M Bridget Zimmerman, Roohina Wajid, Kathleen A Sluka, Keela Herr, Charles R Clark, Nicolas O Noiseux, John J Callaghan, Barbara A Rakel
OBJECTIVES: While the majority of patients undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty report substantial improvement in pain and function, a significant subset experience persistent post-surgical pain and dysfunction. Better understanding of the longitudinal postoperative course is needed, including the association between patient status following physical rehabilitation at 6 weeks post-TKA, to six month outcomes. This study aims to described the postoperative course of TKA and examine variables associated with change in pain and functioning between 6 weeks and 6 months post-TKA...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731842/role-of-pepsin-and-oropharyngeal-ph-monitoring-to-assess-the-postoperative-outcome-of-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-results-of-a-pilot-trial
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Michael Weitzendorfer, Richard Pfandner, Stavros A Antoniou, Werner Langsteger, Kai Witzel, Klaus Emmanuel, Oliver O Koch
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of salivary pepsin and oropharyngeal pH-monitoring to assess the surgical outcome of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with LPR despite proton pump inhibitor treatment received laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Twenty-four hour esophageal pH-monitoring (multichannel intraluminal impedance monitoring [MII]-pH) and esophageal manometry (high-resolution manometry) data were documented preoperatively and at 3-month follow-up...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731572/endoscopic-surgical-technique-for-benign-fibrotic-strictures-of-the-upper-esophageal-sphincter
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Shun-Ichi Chitose, Kiminori Sato, Mioko Fukahori, Sachiyo Hamakawa, Akari Koga, Shintaro Sueyoshi, Hirohito Umeno
A 43-year-old man with complaints of increased difficulty of swallowing and weight loss underwent videofluorographic examination of swallowing, which revealed severely reduced cricopharyngeal opening. Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed using a modified technique (mECPM). A benign fibrotic stricture of the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) was identified under visualization of a distending operating laryngoscope. A vertical midline incision in the strictured mucosa and submucosal resection of the cricopharyngeal muscle were performed using a CO2 laser...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
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Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731057/idiopathic-macular-holes-and-direction-of-vitreomacular-traction-structural-changes-and-surgical-outcomes
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C-Y Tsai, Y-T Hsieh, T-T Lai, C-M Yang
PurposeTo compare the structural changes, clinical course, and treatment outcomes of vertical and horizontal vitreomacular traction (VMT) induced impending macular holes (IMHs) and full-thickness macular holes (FTMHs).MethodsIn this retrospective study, 23 and 32 cases of IMHs and FTMHs, respectively, were analyzed. The IMH cases were divided into two subgroups: IMH with and without foveal detachment. Vitreofoveal traction angles (TAs) between the inner retinal surface and posterior hyaloid were measured from horizontal and vertical optical coherence tomography (OCT) images by using the trigonometric function (the angle equals the arctangent of the height over the base) after adjustments for magnification factors...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730988/radiostereometric-analysis-of-keeled-versus-pegged-glenoid-components-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-randomized-feasibility-study
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Trevor C Gascoyne, Sheila M B McRae, Sara L Parashin, Jeff R S Leiter, Martin J Petrak, Eric R Bohm, Peter B MacDonald
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess differences in the fixation and functional outcomes between pegged and keeled all-polyethylene glenoid components for standard total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive a keeled or pegged all-polyethylene glenoid component. We used model-based radiostereometric analysis (RSA) to assess glenoid fixation and subjective outcome measures to assess patient function. Follow-up examinations were completed at 6 weeks and 6, 12 and 24 months after surgery...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730772/a-comparative-study-of-laparoscopic-microwave-ablation-with-laparoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation-for-colorectal-liver-metastasis
#10
Bo Yang, Yuwei Li
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic thermal ablation is a common alternative to surgical resection for treating colorectal liver metastasis, particularly for metastases located in difficult-to-reach regions. This study aimed to compare the short- and longterm outcomes of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (LRFA) and laparoscopic microwave ablation (LMWA) used for treating colorectal liver metastasis. METHODS: Data from patients with colorectal liver metastasis who had undergone LRFA or LMWA from January 2010 to January 2016 were examined...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730548/orthopedic-infections-caused-by-obligatory-anaerobic-gram-negative-rods-report-of-two-cases
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Marta Kierzkowska, Piotr Pedzisz, Ireneusz Babiak, Jakub Janowicz, Mateusz Kulig, Anna Majewska, Anna Sawicka-Grzelak, Grazyna Mlynarczyk
Anaerobic bone and joint infections are uncommon, although the number of anaerobic infections is presumably underestimated because of difficulties with isolation and identification of obligate anaerobes. This study describes two cases of complicated Bacteroides fragilis peri-implant infection of the lumbar spine, infection of the hip and osteomyelitis. Bacteria were identified with the use of a mass spectrometer, VITEK MS system. Drug susceptibility was performed with the use of E-test. The EUCAST breakpoints were used for interpretation with B...
July 20, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730301/biopsychosocial-factors-predict-quality-of-life-in-thoracolumbar-spine-surgery
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Dean A Tripp, Edward Abraham, Maude Lambert, Kate Wagg, Erin Bigney, Eden Daly, Phylicia Verreault, Neil Manson
PURPOSE: Surgical intervention is a treatment option for various spinal pathology but many patients report no improvement or even an exacerbation of symptoms like pain. This study examined the association of preoperative (pre-op) biopsychosocial risk factors with poor quality of life at 2 and 6 months using hierarchical models controlling demographic and medical variables. METHOD: Participants undergoing thoracolumbar spine surgery (N = 214) were provided with questionnaire packages to complete pre-op, at 2 and at 6-month postoperative clinical follow-ups (i...
July 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730254/giant-abdominal-lipofibroma-case-presentation
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Liliana Coldea, Alina Liliana Pintea, Adrian LaurenŢiu Stupariu, Carmen Corina Roman-Filip, Florin Grosu
Abdominal lipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors of mature fatty tissue that may appear at any age. We present the case of a 58-year-old patient with a cardiovascular pathology, who presented with diffuse abdominal pains, asthenia, anterior thorax pains and palpitations, abdomen increase, symptoms that had an insidious onset. The clinical and imagistic examinations suggested the diagnosis of giant abdominal lipoma. The surgical intervention allowed the excision of an encapsulated tumor, of 250÷220÷230 mm, relatively well encapsulated, with a macroscopic aspect of section adipose tissue, with hard whitish areas, with a 12...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730253/fatal-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-after-chemical-occupational-exposure
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Milena Adina Man, Sorin Claudiu Man, Nicoleta Ştefania Motoc, Carmen Monica Pop, Antigona Carmen Trofor
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is a rare non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory lung disease caused by inhalation exposure (occupational, recreational or ordinary home exposure). A 36-year-old female patient, without significant medical history, is referred to an outpatient pulmonology clinic for dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue and weight loss. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was performed, and significant lung fibrosis (especially centrilobular and interlobular in bilateral "thick lines"), traction bronchiectasis and alveolitis in both superior lobes are described...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730252/morphological-imaging-and-surgical-aspects-in-a-complex-case-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aida TincuŢa Petca, Simona Vlădăreanu, Dan Cristian Radu, Mihaela BoŢ, Costin Berceanu, Bogdan Stelian Mastalier Manolescu, Cosmin Medar, Răzvan Cosmin Petca
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition so there are relatively few and small case series and no prospective studies to provide clear guidelines regarding management. We report on a case that presents some particularities that further underline diagnostic and treatment difficulties posed by the affliction of such a rare tumor. This is the case of a 43-year-old woman who had a large tumor arising from the uterus, with a spectacular growth rate over a short period. The patient, with congenital spastic tetraparesis and hydrocephalus, came for belly enlargement with rapid increase in size over the previous two months...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730246/spontaneous-cholecystocutaneous-fistula-as-a-primary-manifestation-of-gallbladder-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-gallbladder-lithiasis-case-report
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Bogdan Vasile Micu, Octavian Aurel Andercou, Carmen Maria Micu, Valentin Militaru, IonuŢ Isaia Jeican, Cătălina Ileana Bungărdean, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă, Dan Radu Miclăuş, Tudor Radu Pop
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula (SCF) is a rare complication of neglected calculous biliary disease and also an extremely rare complication of gallbladder neoplasm. This pathology has become even rarer because of prompt diagnosis and expedient surgical intervention for gallstones. So far, there is one published report of a SCF due to gallbladder adenocarcinoma. We present the case of a woman aged 87 years, admitted to the Vth Department of Surgery, Clinical Municipal Hospital of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) for a tumoral mass located in the epigastrium...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730234/associated-lesions-of-peri-implant-mucosa-in-immediate-versus-delayed-loading-of-dental-implants
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Alexandru Andrei Iliescu, Sabina Andrada Zurac, Vasile Nicolae, Mihaela Georgiana Iliescu, Paula Perlea
Currently, immediate loading of dental implants is very attractive as a standard protocol for prosthetic restorations in edentulous patients. The aim of this study is to find out the intimate peri-implant mucosa response depending on timing of implant loading, immediate or delayed. Fifty-one screw implants Alpha Bio (Alpha-Bio Tec, Israel) were inserted in 42 partially edentulous patients according to standardized surgical techniques. At six months of loading, samples of peri-implant mucosa were harvested from 27 immediate loaded, respectively 24 delayed loaded implants, and subjected to microscopic examination...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730223/histopathological-diagnosis-and-its-correlations-with-anatomoclinical-features-surgical-approach-and-postoperative-prognosis-in-sacral-tumors
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Oana Ilona David, Corina Veronica Lupaşcu-Ursulescu, Cristian Dumitru Lupaşcu, Aurelia Mihaela Sandu, Victor Dan Eugen Strâmbu, Daniel Alin Cristian, Ştefan Iulian Bedereag, Irina Alexandra Calangea, Elena Violeta Radu, IonuŢ Simion Coman, Vlad Andrei Porojan, Valentin Titus Grigorean
INTRODUCTION: Sacral tumors encompass numerous histopathological types. They represent an uncommon pathology and, when diagnosed, they are often in advanced stage of the disease, becoming a therapeutic challenge. The correct treatment of a sacral tumor should be established by a multidisciplinary team that will assess the exact anatomical, imagistic and histopathological characteristic of the tumors thus choosing an optimal surgical approach while taking into consideration the risk of recurrence...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729769/recurrence-and-cancerization-of-ameloblastoma-multivariate-analysis-of-87-recurrent-craniofacial-ameloblastoma-to-assess-risk-factors-associated-with-early-recurrence-and-secondary-ameloblastic-carcinoma
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Rong Yang, Zheqi Liu, Sandhya Gokavarapu, Canbang Peng, Tong Ji, Wei Cao
OBJECTIVE: The recurrence and progression of ameloblastoma are unpredictable. Therefore, we examined the influence of clinical factors on recurrence time and analyzed the clinical factors associated with early recurrence and cancerization. We then developed a staging system to predict early recurrence and cancerization. METHODS: All of the primary craniofacial ameloblastoma patients treated in Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine were recorded...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729401/jak1-stat3-activation-through-a-proinflammatory-cytokine-pathway-leads-to-resistance-to-molecularly-targeted-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kazuhiko Shien, Vassiliki A Papadimitrakopoulou, Dennis Ruder, Carmen Behrens, Li Shen, Neda Kalhor, Juhee Song, J Jack Lee, Jing Wang, Ximing Tang, Roy S Herbst, Shinichi Toyooka, Luc Girard, John D Minna, Jonathan M Kurie, Ignacio I Wistuba, Julie G Izzo
Molecularly targeted drugs have yielded significant therapeutic advances in oncogene-driven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but a majority of patients eventually develop acquired resistance. Recently, the relation between proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL6) and resistance to targeted drugs has been reported. We investigated the functional contribution of IL6 and the other members of IL6 family proinflammatory cytokine pathway to resistance to targeted drugs in NSCLC cells. In addition, we examined the production of these cytokines by cancer cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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