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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524457/cyclization-of-motor-cortex-stimulation-for-neuropathic-pain-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-trial
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Zurab Ivanishvili, Anujan Poologaindran, Christopher R Honey
OBJECTIVES: Programming guidelines for motor cortex stimulation (MCS) in neuropathic pain requires further investigation. After optimizing voltage as a percentage of motor threshold, we evaluated the effect of cyclizing time of stimulation on pain relief for chronic neuropathic pain. METHODS: Six patients were enrolled into this trial. In a prospective, randomized, double-blinded manner, patients were programmed to receive stimulation 100, 83.3, 66.7, or 50% of the time in 30-min intervals...
May 19, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507887/effectiveness-of-operative-and-nonoperative-care-for-adult-spinal-deformity-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alisson R Teles, Tobias A Mattei, Orlando Righesso, Asdrubal Falavigna
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: There is a need for synthesizing data on effectiveness of treatments for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) due to its increasing prevalence and health care costs for these patients. The objective of this review was to estimate the effectiveness of surgery versus nonoperative care in patients with ASD. METHODS: A systematic review of articles in published in English using PubMed between 2005 and 2015...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503328/phrenic-pacing-compared-with-mechanical-ventilation
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Morten Packert Andersen, Michael Laub, Fin Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: Comparable case series. OBJECTIVES: High-cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) may disrupt the ability to breathe sufficiently. To restore respiration a phrenic nerve pacer can be implanted. The aims of this study were to describe the use of phrenic nerve pacing in tetraplegics in Denmark and compare the users with a population of ventilator dependent tetraplegics. SETTING: Clinics for Spinal Cord Injuries, and Respiratory Centre East, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492695/joint-assessment-in-von-willebrand-disease-validation-of-the-haemophilia-joint-health-score-and-haemophilia-activities-list
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Karin P M van Galen, Merel A Timmer, Piet de Kleijn, Kathelijn Fischer, Wouter Foppen, Roger E G Schutgens, Jeroen Eikenboom, Karina Meijer, Marjon H Cnossen, Karin Fijnvandraat, Johanna G van der Bom, Britta A P Laros-van Gorkom, Frank W G Leebeek, Eveline P Mauser-Bunschoten
Assessment of clinical outcome after joint bleeding is essential to identify joint damage and optimise treatment, to prevent disability. However, disease-specific tools to assess the musculoskeletal status in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD) are lacking. We aimed to determine validity and reliability of the Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) and Haemophilia Activities List (HAL) in patients with Von Willebrand disease (VWD). Ninety-six patients with VWD were included (mean age 46 years) of whom 27 had more than five documented joint bleeds...
May 11, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491858/clinical-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-diabetic-patients-versus-non-diabetics
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Zeinab Kokabeh, Rozita Ramaghi, Alireza Mahjoub, Hassan Argani
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. OBJECTIVES: We compared the clinical outcomes in diabetic patients on hemodialysis (HD) with non-diabetics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult maintenance HD patients (N= 532) from 9 HD facilities were enrolled to this prospective cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and HD exit were recorded in a median 28 months follow up period. RESULTS: Forty-one percent of patients were diabetic...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485522/effects-of-1-month-withdrawal-of-ventilatory-support-in-hypercapnic-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Fergal J O'Donoghue, Jean-Christian Borel, Yves Dauvilliers, Patrick Levy, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The benefits of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are unclear. We sought to determine the effects of elective discontinuation of ventilatory support for 1 month in DM1 patients receiving NIV for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: At baseline, 12 patients underwent polysomnography, and assessment of subjective (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) and objective (Oxford Sleep Resistance Test) sleepiness, fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), respiratory function including muscle strength, arterial blood gas (ABG), hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR), Blood Pressure, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481388/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-percutaneous-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-lumbosacral-spine-degenerative-diseases-a-retrospective-database-of-40-consecutive-treated-cases-and-literature-review
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Daniele Francesco Millimaggi, Valerio DI Norcia, Sabino Luzzi, Tommaso Alfiero, Renato Juan Galzio, Alessandro Ricci
AIM: To report our results about minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) with bilateral pedicle screw fixation, in patients with degenerative lumbosacral spine disease. To describe the indications, surgical technique and results of a consecutive series of 40 patients undergone MI-TLIF. Despite the limited number of clinical studies, published data suggest tremendous potential advantages of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with radiological findings of degenerative lumbosacral spine disease were undergone MI-TLIF between July 2012 and January 2015...
April 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465258/comparing-quality-of-life-outcomes-between-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-using-the-rand36-questionnaire
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Christina A W Macano, Sitaramachandra M Nyasavajjala, Alastair Brookes, Guillaume Lafaurie, Manel Riera
BACKGROUND: Obesity surgery is an effective treatment to improve the health of patients. There is a lack of data regarding weight loss surgery outcomes and effects on Quality of Life (QoL). This study aims to compare changes in QoL following either Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) or Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB). METHODS: SF36 questionnaires were mailed to all LSG and LRYGB patients who underwent surgery in 2013. Demographic data was obtained from hospital records...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451493/a-multicenter-study-of-the-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes-of-cervical-dural-tears
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Kevin R O'Neill, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Adam S Kanter, Michael P Steinmetz, Paul M Arnold, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Ahmad Nassr, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Justin S Smith, Christopher Shaffrey, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Ziya L Gokaslan, Jeffrey L Gum, Robert A Hart, Robert E Isaacs, Rick C Sasso, David B Bumpass, Mohamad Bydon, Mark Corriveau, Anthony F De Giacomo, Adeeb Derakhshan, Bruce C Jobse, Daniel Lubelski, Sungho Lee, Eric M Massicotte, Jonathan R Pace, Gabriel A Smith, Khoi D Than, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case series study. OBJECTIVE: Because cervical dural tears are rare, most surgeons have limited experience with this complication. A multicenter study was performed to better understand the presentation, treatment, and outcomes following cervical dural tears. METHODS: Multiple surgeons from 23 institutions retrospectively identified 21 rare complications that occurred between 2005 and 2011, including unintentional cervical dural tears...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443947/economic-evaluation-of-human-albumin-use-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome-in-four-brazilian-public-hospitals-pharmacoeconomic-study
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Leonardo Augusto Kister de Toledo, Antônio Carlos Beisl Noblat, Harrison Floriano do Nascimento, Lúcia de Araújo Costa Beisl Noblat
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In 2004, the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) published a resolution establishing guidelines for albumin use. Although the published data do not indicate any definitive conclusions about the benefits of albumin use in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), the guidelines recommend this procedure only in cases of edema that is refractory to use of diuretics. The aim here was to analyze albumin use among patients with nephrotic syndrome...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440111/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-thalassemia-population-in-egypt
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Soheir Adam, Hanan Afifi, Manal Thomas, Phoebe Magdy, Ghada El-Kamah
Thalassemia is a disorder of hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis characterized by chronic hemolysis. In β-thalassemias major (β-TM), patients require regular transfusion at an early age due to severe anemia. Subsequently, intensive chelation therapy is initiated to mitigate the effects of the resultant iron overload. Clinical disease burden and the demanding treatment can affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes in this population. The aim of this study was to assess HRQoL outcomes in Egyptian pediatric thalassemia patients...
April 25, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427084/long-term-improvement-of-breast-cancer-survivors-quality-of-life-by-a-2-week-group-physical-and-educational-intervention-5-year-update-of-the-pacthe-trial
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Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, Martine Duclos, François Bridon, Thierry Hanh, Isabelle Van Praagh-Doreau, Armelle Travade, Marie-Paule Vasson, Sylvie Jouvency, Christian Roques, Yves-Jean Bignon
BACKGROUND: The advantages of adapted physical activity and nutritional education (APANE) on breast cancer prognosis and quality of life (QoL) are well known, but long-term results are lacking. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial testing a 2-week intervention in hydrothermal centres including APANE enrolled 251 patients post-chemotherapy. QoL and weight control were significantly improved at 12 months. A 5-year follow-up was performed to evaluate the persistence of improvements...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414170/importance-of-patient-reported-individualized-goals-when-assessing-outcomes-for-adult-spinal-deformity-asd-initial-experience-with-a-patient-generated-index-pgi
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Justin K Scheer, Malla Keefe, Virginie Lafage, Michael P Kelly, Shay Bess, Douglas C Burton, Robert A Hart, Amit Jain, Baron S Lonner, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Richard Hostin, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Frank Schwab, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Current metrics to assess a patient's health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) may not reflect a true change in a patient's specific perception of what is most important to them. PURPOSE: To describe the initial experience of a Patient Generated Index (PGI) in which patients create their own outcome domains. STUDY DESIGN: Single center prospective study PATIENT SAMPLE: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients OUTCOME MEASURES: Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Short-Form 36 (SF36:PCS/MCS), Scoliosis research society 22r (SRS22r), and PGI METHODS: ODI, SF36, SRS22r, and PGI were administered preoperatively and postoperatively at 6wks, 3mo, 6mo, and 1 and 2yrs...
April 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365069/quality-of-life-and-prognostic-factors-after-intra-articular-tibial-pilon-fracture
#16
Jorge De-Las-Heras-Romero, Ana M Lledo-Alvarez, Alejandro Lizaur-Utrilla, Fernando A Lopez-Prats
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular tibial plafond fractures are a challenge for the surgeon with generally poor functional outcomes. The purpose was to assess the impact of this injury on patient quality of life (QOL), as well as analyzed the predictor factors. METHODS: Retrospective study of 47 patients with mean age of 44.4 (range 18-79) years. Patients were also invited for new clinical and radiological assessments. QOL was evaluated by the Short Form-36 questionnaire and compared to the standard in the age-matched general population...
March 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361217/the-push-through-total-femoral-prosthesis-offers-a-functional-alternative-to-total-femoral-replacement-a-case-series
#17
Jelle Gorter, Joris J W Ploegmakers, Bas L E F Ten Have, Hendrik W B Schreuder, Paul C Jutte
PURPOSE: Oncologic resections or complications of segmental femoral prostheses can result in severe bone loss of the femur for which a total femoral prosthesis (TFP) is required. This study assesses whether the loss of stability and function caused by the loss of muscle attachments can be improved by using a push-through total femoral endoprosthesis (PTTF), because it saves parts of the femur and its muscle attachments. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, ten patients aged 25-77 (mean 54) who received a PTTF between 2005 and 2014 were included for baseline, complications and survival analysis with a mean follow-up of 5...
March 30, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340085/prevalence-of-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury-a-multicenter-prospective-hospital-based-study
#18
Palma Ciaramitaro, Luca Padua, Grazia Devigili, Eugenia Rota, Stefano Tamburin, Roberto Eleopra, Giorgio Cruccu, Andrea Truini
Objective. : Prevalence and clinical characteristics of neuropathic pain due to traumatic brachial plexus injury. Design. : Observational epidemiological study. Setting. : Hospital-based multicenter study. Subjects. : One hundred seven prospectively enrolled patients with brachial plexus injury. Methods. : All the patients underwent clinical examination and neurophysiological testing for a definitive diagnosis of the brachial plexus lesion...
March 3, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334707/intravenous-iron-replacement-improves-quality-of-life-in-hypoferritinemic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-and-without-anemia
#19
Elena Eliadou, Gregory Kini, Judy Huang, Amy Champion, Stephen James Inns
BACKGROUND: No study has compared changes in quality of life (QoL) following iron therapy between anemic and non-anemic, hypoferritinemic patients. This study compares the impact of parenteral iron replacement on QoL in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with anemia, or in those with hypoferritinemia alone. METHODS: Consecutive IBD patients diagnosed with anemia or hypoferritinemia were enrolled. IBD questionnaire (IBDQ) and 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF36) at diagnosis and 6 weeks post treatment were measured...
March 24, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317472/psychological-health-of-caregivers-and-association-with-functional-status-of-stroke-patients
#20
Serda Em, Mehtap Bozkurt, Mehmet Caglayan, Figen Ceylan Cevik, Cemal Kaya, Pelin Oktayoglu, Kemal Nas
OBJECTIVE: Stroke does not only affect the physical state of patients but also the emotional state of their relatives, most effectively their caregivers. The study aims to examine the mood of caregivers experienced with care for patients with stroke who are highly dependent on the assistance and also to establish the relationship between the emotional state of caregivers and the severity of disability of the patients. METHODS: This study contained a total of 76 patients with sufficient cognitive functions and severe physical disabilities with hemiplegia caused by a cerebrovascular accident and their caregivers and 94 controls...
March 20, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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