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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938301/are-we-fully-utilizing-the-functionalities-of-modern-operating-room-ventilators
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Shujie Liu, Robert M Kacmarek, Jun Oto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The modern operating room ventilators have become very sophisticated and many of their features are comparable with those of an ICU ventilator. To fully utilize the functionality of modern operating room ventilators, it is important for clinicians to understand in depth the working principle of these ventilators and their functionalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Piston ventilators have the advantages of delivering accurate tidal volume and certain flow compensation functions...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936070/traumatic-cerrebral-fungus-experience-from-an-institution-in-north-east-india
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Binoy Kumar Singh, Abinash Dutta, Shameem Ahmed, Zakir Hussain, Rajib Hazarika, Bineta Singh
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain fungus is manifestation of neglected head injury. Although rare it is not uncommon. The patients are usually intact with good Glasgow coma (GCS) score inspite of complex injuries and exposed brain parenchyma but morbidity and mortality is very high with time if no proper and timely management is offered. There is very less study on traumatic brain fungus with no defined management protocols. So an attempt was made to explain in details the surgical strategies and other management techniques in patients with traumatic brain fungus...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933995/identification-assessment-and-management-of-breast-oedema-after-treatment-for-cancer
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Marie Todd
Advances in breast cancer management, including breast-conserving surgery, have resulted in an increase in the incidence of breast oedema. However, this is addressed by professionals less often than arm lymphoedema. Breast oedema results in significant physical and psychological morbidity, makes finding a comfortably fitting bra very difficult, and can act as a reminder of the initial breast cancer diagnosis. Psychological difficulties can be compounded by clinicians' failure to acknowledge the impact. Assessing and managing breast oedema requires a sensitive, skilled approach to ensure all the relevant issues are identified and addressed in a comprehensive care plan; taking time to listen to patients and acknowledging the impact can be very therapeutic...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931182/-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#4
Esther M Hoffmann, Verena Prokosch-Willing
Glaucoma leads to blindness but there are diagnostic and therapeutic developments that aid ophthalmologists in the improved mangement of the disease compared to the past. Known risk factors such as age, myopia, dark pigmented skin, genetics, and elevated intraocular pressure play an important role for the individual patient's prognosis, and many yet unknown or not sufficiently investigated risk factors come along. The structured examination of the optic nerve head is crucial for the clincial diagnosis by the ophthalmologist...
September 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923027/aesthetic-principles-access-thyroidectomy-produces-the-best-cosmetic-outcomes-as-assessed-using-the-patient-and-observer-scar-assessment-scale
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Xiao Ma, Qi-Jun Xia, Guojun Li, Tian-Xiao Wang, Qin Li
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is more likely to occur in young women. The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic effect of different thyroidectomies. METHODS: One hundred twenty female patients who underwent thyroidectomy were evenly distributed into three groups: conventional access (CA), aesthetic principles access (APA) and minimally invasive access (MIA). The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) was used as the assessment tool for the linear scar...
September 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921522/extraluminal-biodegradable-splint-to-treat-upper-airway-anterior-malacia-a-preclinical-proof-of-principle
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François Gorostidi, Cécile Courbon, Marco Burki, Antoine Reinhard, Kishore Sandu
OBJECTIVE: Upper airway malacia highly complicates the treatment of benign laryngotracheal stenosis, and no ideal option is available to date. We here explore the use of extraluminal biodegradable splints in an animal model of long-segment anterior tracheomalacia (TM). We show the efficacy, as well as the tissue tolerance, of a custom-made biodegradable extraluminal device surgically inserted around the trachea. STUDY DESIGN: Preclinical animal study. METHODS: Anterior TM was induced in rabbits through an anterior neck approach by removing eight consecutive anterior tracheal rings without damaging the underlying mucosa...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920710/use-of-strong-opioids-for-chronic-pain-in-osteoarthritis-an-insight-into-the-latin-american-reality
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Miguel Angel Ruiz Iban, Javier Benavides, Juan Pablo Forero, Sacha Bittelman, Rafael Martinez, Miguel Angel Mite, Jorge Diaz Heredia, Sergio Ulloa, Mauro Marcelo Lizárraga Ferrand
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of arthritis and one of the principle causes of chronic pain. Although opioids are frequently employed for chronic pain treatment, their usage for osteoarthritis pain remains controversial due to the associated adverse effects. Most guidelines reserve their use for refractory pain in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. The situation is even more complex in Latin America, where the prevalence of insufficient pain treatment is high because of the limited availability and use of strong opioids...
September 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918957/introduction-to-the-2017-founders-lecture-of-the-association-for-academic-surgery
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Francis Charles Brunicardi, Mitra Jamshidian
This year's Founders' Lecture will focus on the founding and history of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), as presented by five past presidents. The lecture will give the readers a unique and condensed perspective on the remarkable history of the AAS. The AAS was founded in 1967 by Dr George Zuidema with the mission to offer young academic surgeons an inclusive forum for discussion about surgical research and the opportunity for professional growth.1 Since its establishment in 1966, with a membership of only 33 people,1the organization has grown into a diverse international organization with over 2800 members...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917281/magnetic-resonance-thermometry-and-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Danilo Silva, Mayur Sharma, Rupa Juthani, Antonio Meola, Gene H Barnett
Recent technological advancements in intraoperative imaging are shaping the way for a new era in brain tumor surgery. Magnetic resonance thermometry has provided intraoperative real-time imaging feedback for safe and effective application of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in neuro-oncology. Thermal ablation has also established itself as a surgical option in epilepsy surgery and is currently used in spine oncology with promising results. This article reviews the principles and rationale as well as the clinical application of LITT for brain tumors...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917251/advances-in-external-beam-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-principle-concerns-in-implementing-a-liver-radiation-program
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Stewart Gaede, Michael I Lock
Despite significant advances in diagnosis, surgery and medical oncology, patients with primary and secondary liver cancer have some of the worst prognoses in oncology. In addition, the incidence of liver cancer is expected to increase. For this reason, centres are seeking new treatments and establishing specialized multidisciplinary teams. This article will focus on the evidence and practical data to assist in setting up or improving current process pathways, to provide an efficient and safe radiotherapy program for liver...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916885/geometric-analysis-and-clinical-outcome-of-two-cemented-stems-for-primary-total-hip-replacement-with-and-without-modular-necks
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Marcel Haversath, Christine Wendelborn, Marcus Jäger, Boris Schmidt, Wojciech Kowalczyk, Stefan Landgraeber
INTRODUCTION: Restoration of the physiological biomechanical principles of the hip is crucial in total hip replacement. The aim of this study was to compare an arthroplasty system with different offset options (a: Exeter(®)) with a dual-modular stem (b: Profemur Xm(®)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A local and an inertial coordinate system were used to assist the description of the components' assembly in the prosthesis. A resection line of the femoral head in standard position was added to the arthroplasties and geometric parameters were measured...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913312/the-efficacy-of-coblator-in-turbinoplasty
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Keun-Cheol Lee, Jeong-Min Cho, Seok-Kwun Kim, Kwang-Ryeol Lim, Sang-Yun Lee, Su-Seong Park
BACKGROUND: Turbinate hypertrophy is one of the common causes of chronic nasal obstruction. In principle, therapeutic guidelines recommend medical treatment. Failure to treat turbinate thickening despite drug therapy may indicate the need for surgery. The main aim of this study was to determine the effect of radiofrequency surgery, among various other surgical procedures, on people with both nasal septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy. METHODS: Among people with nasal deviation who visited the subject hospital between July 2008 to July 2014, 21 people with nasal septal deviation and severe turbinate hypertrophy before their surgery had undergone septoplasty with turbinoplasty using radiofrequency combined with septoplasty...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911065/development-of-an-integrated-electronic-platform-for-patient-self-report-and-management-of-adverse-events-during-cancer-treatment
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P Holch, L Warrington, L C A Bamforth, A Keding, L E Ziegler, K Absolom, C Hector, C Harley, O Johnson, G Hall, C Morris, G Velikova
Background: Significant adverse events (AE) during cancer therapy disrupt treatment and escalate to emergency admissions. Approaches to improve the timeliness and accuracy of AE reporting may improve safety and reduce health service costs. Reporting AE via patient reported outcomes (PROs), can improve clinician-patient communication and making data available to clinicians in 'real-time' using electronic PROs (ePROs) could potentially transform clinical practice by providing easily accessible records to guide treatment decisions...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904652/-role-of-trauma-damage-control-orthopaedic-in-polytraumas-a-case-of-pelvic-disjunction-associated-with-hip-dislocation-with-vascular-injury
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Tarik Madani, El Mehdi El Alouani, Younes Mhammdi, Mohammed Kharmaz, Mohamed El Ouadghiri, Abdou Lahlou, Lamrani Moulay Omar, Ahmed El Bardouni, Mustapha Mahfoud, Mohamed Saleh Berrada
The knowledge of the pathophysiology of patients with severe trauma and the hemodynamic and inflammatory consequences of initial surgical management has led many surgeons to change their approach to the treatment of patients with severe polytraumas associated with lesions of the pelvis or of limbs by integrating the principles of sequential treatment or Trauma Damage Control Orthopaedic (TDCO). We report the case of a patient involved in a public road accident, admitted to hospital in a state of shock with pelvic disjunction and hip dislocation complicated by vascular injury in the same limb...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904006/the-crash-report-emergency-management-dilemmas-facing-acute-physicians-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Laura C Price, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Philip Marino, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Colm McCabe, Aleksander Kemnpy, Lorna Swan, Maria Boutsikou, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Gerry J Coghlan, Benjamin E Schreiber, Luke S Howard, Rachel Davies, Mark Toshner, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Alistair C Church, Andrew Peacock, Paul A Corris, James L Lordan, Sean Gaine, Robin Condliffe, David G Kiely, Stephen John Wort
Treatment of acute emergencies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging. In the UK and Ireland, management of adult patients with PAH is centred in eight nationally designated pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres. However, many patients live far from these centres and physicians in local hospitals are often required to manage PAH emergencies. A committee of physicians from nationally designated PH centres identified the 'most common' emergency clinical scenarios encountered in patients with PAH...
September 12, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901821/british-surgeon-frederick-salmon-1796-1868-and-his-trans-fixing-pins-and-excision-surgical-procedure-for-the-rectum-prolapsus
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Gregory Tsoucalas
Frederick Salmon was born in Bath. From his early career, he was fond of surgery, mostly interested in proctology. He had been specialized in London at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He was the founder of "The Infirmary for the Relief of the Poor Afflicted with Fistula and Other Disease of the Rectum," and the writer of one of the most important surgical treatises, the " Practical Observations on Prolapsus of the Rectum." In this book, Salmon described an innovative operation for procidentia, based on the principle "trans-fixing pins and excision...
September 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900999/-study-on-the-relationship-between-tumor-regression-grade-and-lymph-node-regression-grade
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Quanquan Zhao, Chuangang Fu, Enda Yu, Wei Zhang, Ronggui Meng, Hantao Wang, Liqiang Hao, Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between tumor regression grade (TRG) and lymph node regression grade (LRG) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer and its clinical implication. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 176 rectal cancer patients undergoing radical excision after neoadjuvant CRT from January 2005 to December 2013 in our department were retrospectively analyzed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: (1) Radiology indicated locally advanced low rectal cancer and patients had strong desire to preserve the sphincter before neoadjuvant CRT; (2) there was no definite metastatic lesion before neoadjuvant CRT; (3) patients received whole course of neoadjuvant CRT (regular radiotherapy plus synchronous fluorouracil-like drugs chemotherapy); (4) patients underwent radical operation after neoadjuvant CRT...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900775/specialization-and-production-cost-efficiency-evidence-from-ambulatory-surgery-centers
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Kathleen Carey, Jean M Mitchell
In the U.S. health care sector, the economic logic of specialization as an organizing principle has come under active debate in recent years. An understudied case is that of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), which recently have become the dominant provider of specific surgical procedures. While the majority of ASCs focus on a single specialty, a growing number are diversifying to offer a wide range of surgical services. We take a multiple output cost function approach to an empirical investigation that compares production economies in single specialty ASCs with those in multispecialty ASCs...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Economics and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898880/personalized-management-of-cardiovascular-disorders
#19
Kewal K Jain
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics' technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a systems biology approach to CVD risk stratification may be used for improving risk-estimating algorithms and modeling of personalized benefit-of-treatment may be helpful for guiding choice of intervention...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895789/future-doctors-perceptions-about-incorporating-nutrition-into-standard-care-practice
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Niikee Schoendorfer, Deanne Gannaway, Katherine Jukic, Robin Ulep, Jennifer Schafer
OBJECTIVE: The increasing prevalence of chronic disease has been largely attributed to long-term poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. This study investigates the attitudes of our future physicians toward nutrition and the likelihood of incorporating nutrition principles into current treatment protocols. METHODS: Setting: The setting of this study was an Australian university medical school. SUBJECTS: Subjects including year 1-4 students (n = 928) in a 4-year medical bachelor, bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree program...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
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