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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645673/supra-acetabular-line-is-better-than-supra-iliac-line-for-coronal-balance-referencing-a-study-of-perioperative-whole-spine-x-rays-in-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Cheung-Kue Kim, Won-Gyu Lee, Hyung-Suk Juh, Ki-Tack Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The aim of spinal deformity correction is to restore the spine's functional alignment by balancing it in both the sagittal and coronal planes. Regardless of posture, the ideal coronal profile is straight, and therefore readily assessable. PURPOSE: This study compares two radiological methods to determine which better predicts postoperative standing coronal balance. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: We conducted a single-centre, radiographic comparative study between 2011 and 2015...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632644/do-former-smokers-exhibit-a-distinct-profile-before-and-after-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Ehsan Jazini, Steven D Glassman, Erica F Bisson, Eric A Potts, Leah Y Carreon
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal cohort OBJECTIVES.: To determine if former smokers undergoing lumbar spine surgery have distinct baseline and post-operative Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) compared to never smokers and current smokers SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Smoking has known deleterious effects on patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. However, former smokers have not been extensively evaluated. There are few studies regarding the relationship between pack-years or duration of smoking cessation, and subsequent clinical outcome...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627474/sox9-positive-periosteal-cells-in-fracture-repair-of-the-adult-mammalian-long-bone
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Xinjun He, Sofia Bougioukli, Brandon Ortega, Eric Arevalo, Jay R Lieberman, Andrew P McMahon
INTRODUCTION: The phases of fracture healing have been well characterized. However, the exact source and genetic profile of the skeletal progenitors that participate in bone repair is somewhat unclear. Sox9 expression in skeletal elements precedes bone and cartilage formation and a Sox9(+) cell type is retained in the adult periosteum. We hypothesized that Sox9(+) periosteal cells are multipotent skeletal progenitors normally participating in fracture repair. METHODS: To test this hypothesis we used tamoxifen (TM)-mediated lineage tracing of Sox9(+) cells in Sox9CreErt2:Td-Tomato mice...
June 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626818/astigmatic-treatment-with-photorefractive-keratectomy-investigations-of%C3%A2-non-keratometric-ocular-astigmatism
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Alireza Peyman, Zahra Dastborhan, Mohammadreza Peyman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of non-keratometric ocular astigmatisms on visual and refractive outcomes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for correction of myopic astigmatisms. METHODS: Seventy one eyes of 36 subjects were enrolled in this study. Patients underwent PRK for treatment of myopia. Subjects were evaluated for refractive error, keratometry, and visual acuity before and six months after surgery. Pre- and post-op non-keratometric astigmatisms were calculated by vectorial analysis of the difference between the corneal plane refractive astigmatism and keratometric astigmatism...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625096/surgical-technique-and-early-outcomes-of-intramedullary-nailing-of-displaced-proximal-humeral-fractures-in-an-asian-population-using-a-contemporary-straight-nail-design
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Toon Dong Hao, Andy Wee Teck Huat
BACKGROUND: Despite being a common orthopedic injury, the optimal management of proximal humeral fractures remains a topic of debate. Although intramedullary nails have been used to treat these fractures, several complications have been reported with older nail devices. We describe our surgical technique and aim to evaluate the early functional and radiological outcomes of displaced Neer's two- to four-part proximal humeral fractures undergoing fixation with a contemporary straight intramedullary nail...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612149/35-year-experience-with-surgical-treatment-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#6
Richard E Burney
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful and disfiguring chronic inflammatory condition affecting both men and women. Medical treatments, such as antibiotics and immunosuppressive agents, are often ineffective. Over time, patients can suffer from recurrent abscesses, chronic purulent drainage, scarring, and contractures that can only be corrected by surgical excision. There is no agreement, however, on the best way for the surgeon to manage this condition. The purpose of this review is to describe the results of surgical treatment of this condition in a large cohort of patients managed by local excision of hidradenitis, healing by secondary intention and reoperation as needed...
June 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607900/impaired-vestibular-function-after-cochlear-implantation-in-children-role-of-static-posturography
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Satish Nair, Atul Gupta, Ajith Nilakantan, Ruchika Mittal, Ruchi Dahiya, Sachin Saini, Rachana Prasad, Deepika Vajpayee
To identify vestibular dysfunction in children after cochlear implant surgery and to study the utility of static posturography in evaluating vestibular function in children. A prospective study was carried out on 25 children between 2 and 7 years of age with sensorineural hearing loss with no overt vestibular dysfunction. All children underwent static posturography using Synapsis Posturographic System (SPS) software (Version 3.0, REV C) using a static platform with foam. The centre of pressure (COP) shift was recorded as statokinesiogram on the software and the mean vestibular, visual and somesthetic scores were obtained...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591887/accuracy-of-high-field-intraoperative-mri-in-the-detectability-of-residual-tumor-in-glioma-grade-iv-resections
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Volker Heßelmann, Ann-Kathrin Mager, Claudia Goetz, Oliver Detsch, Hannah-Katharina Theisgen, Michael Friese, Wolfram Schwindt, Joachim Gottschalk, Paul Kremer
Objective To assess the sensitivity/specificity of tumor detection by T1 contrast enhancement in intraoperative MRI (ioMRI) in comparison to histopathological assessment as the gold standard in patients receiving surgical resection of grade IV glioblastoma. Materials and Methods 68 patients with a primary or a recurrent glioblastoma scheduled for surgery including fluorescence guidance and neuronavigation were included (mean age: 59 years, 26 female, 42 male patients). The ioMRI after the first resection included transverse FLAIR, DWI, T2-FFE and T1 - 3 d FFE +/- GD-DPTA...
June 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589060/seeding-of-a-pituitary-adenoma-or-atypical-pituitary-carcinoma
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Evan M Krueger, Jason Seibly
Pituitary carcinomas are defined as pituitary tumors with craniospinal and/or systemic metastasis. These are rare and highly aggressive lesions. We present an unusual case of a 52-year-old male who had a pituitary adenoma removed via craniotomy. The tumor recurred three years post-op near the surgical tract, and slowly enlarged before removal two years later. Technically, this lesion was defined as a pituitary carcinoma, even though the histology and clinical course were atypical. There is no standardized grading system for pituitary tumors and ideal criteria should correlate clinically...
May 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584563/the-relationship-of-amount-of-resection-and-time-for-recovery-of-bell-s-phenomenon-after-levator-resection-in-congenital-ptosis
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Ruchi Goel, Divya Kishore, Smriti Nagpal, Sparshi Jain, Tushar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Recovery of Bell`s phenomenon after levator resection is unpredicatable. Delayed recovery can result in vision threatening corneal complications. AIM: To study the variability of Bell's phenomenon and time taken for its recovery following levator resection for blepharoptosis and to correlate it with the amount of resection. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on 32 eyes of 32 patients diagnosed as unilateral simple congenital blepharoptosis who underwent levator resection at a tertiary care center between July 2013 and May 2015...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574495/black-patients-sustain-vision-loss-while-white-and-south-asian-patients-gain-vision-following-delamination-or-segmentation-surgery-for-tractional-complications-associated-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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R Mastropasqua, Y H-L Luo, Y S Cheah, C Egan, J J Lewis, L da Cruz
PurposeThis retrospective comparative case series aims to determine whether patient ethnicity (White versus South Asian versus Black) is related to the outcome of surgical treatment for traction complications of severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR).SettingMoorfields Eye Hospital London, UK.MethodsAll patients who underwent vitrectomy with, delamination and/or segmentation for PDR over a 5-year period (2009-2014) were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were divided into White, South Asian or Black groups, and their age, gender, HbA1C and type of diabetes were recorded...
June 2, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572347/the-post-op-brain
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Mitch Leslie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556967/teriparatide-treatment-improves-bone-defect-healing-via-anabolic-effects-on-new-bone-formation-and-non-anabolic-effects-on-inhibition-of-mast-cells-in-a-murine-cranial-window-model
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Longze Zhang, Tao Wang, Martin Chang, Claire Kaiser, Jason D Kim, Tianyu Wu, Xiaoyi Cao, Xinping Zhang, Edward M Schwarz
Investigations of teriparatide (rPTH) as a potential treatment for critical defects have demonstrated the predicted anabolic effects on bone formation, and significant non-anabolic effects on healing via undefined mechanisms. Specifically, studies in murine models of structural allograft healing demonstrated that rPTH treatment increased angiogenesis (vessels <30μm), and decreased arteriogenesis (>30 μm) and mast cell numbers, which lead to decreased fibrosis and accelerated healing. To better understand these non-anabolic effects, we interrogated osteogenesis, vasculogenesis and mast cell accumulation in mice randomized to placebo (saline), rPTH (20µg/kg/2days), or the mast cell inhibitor sodium cromolyn (SC) (24µg/kg/2days), via longitudinal micro-CT and multiphoton laser scanning microscopy (MPLSM), in a critical calvaria defect model...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552811/periumbilical-vs-transumbilical-laparoscopic-incision-a-patients-satisfaction-centered-randomised-trial
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Audrey Bouffard-Cloutier, Alex Paré, Nathalie McFadden
BACKGROUND: While studies suggested that transumbilical incisions (TUI) incur better postoperative cosmetic satisfaction scores (CSS) and shorter operative time (OT) than periumbilical incisions (PUI) during general surgery laparoscopic interventions, others did not. Concerns have been raised toward the potential negative impact of TUI on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) but this issue is under documented. METHODS: A controlled trial was conducted between August 2014 and August 2015 in our hospital...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551927/-percutaneous-correction-of-forefoot-deformities-in-diabetic-patients-in-order-to-prevent-pressure-sores-technique-and-results-in-20-consecutive-patients
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Mustafa Yassin, Avraham Garti, Eyal Heller, Moshe Weissbrot, Dror Robinson
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a 21st century pandemic. Due to life-span prolongation combined with the increased rate of diabetes, a growing population of patients is afflicted with neuropathic foot deformities. Traditional operative repair of these deformities is associated with a high complication rate and relatively common infection incidence. In recent years, in order to prevent these complications, percutaneous deformity correction methods were developed. OBJECTIVES: Description of experience accumulated in treating 20 consecutive patients with diabetic neuropathic foot deformities treated in a percutaneous fashion...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551832/comparison-of-relex-smile-and-prk-in-terms-of-visual-and-refractive-outcomes-for-the-correction-of-low-myopia
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Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Utsav Patel
PURPOSE: To compare the objective and subjective quality of vision after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for low myopia. METHODS: One hundred and twenty eyes from 60 patients (34 females, 26 males) undergoing bilateral correction of low myopia (≤-4 D SE) with either ReLEx SMILE or PRK were included. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and higher-order aberrations were recorded preoperatively and compared postoperatively...
May 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541976/early-ambulation-is-crucial-for-improving-patient-health
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Lucy Wang Halpern
Helping post-op patients move as soon as possible should be a clinical priority.
June 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540056/spontaneous-levitation-of-dropped-nucleus-on-first-post-operative-day
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Mayuresh P Naik, Harindersingh Sethi, Anuj Mehta, Abhinav Bhalla, Komal Saluja
A 60-year-old male patient presenting with gradual painless progressive diminution of vision was diagnosed with nuclear sclerosis grade III (LOCS). Intra-operatively, there was a nuclear drop into the vitreous cavity. The patient was left aphakic and was deferred for further vitreoretinal procedure the next day. On first post-op day, the nucleus fragment (of roughly the same size that had dropped into the vitreous) was seen in the anterior chamber. A gentle ultrasonography B-Scan done for posterior segment evaluation was anechoic...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538354/post-op-incentive-spirometry-why-when-how
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Christie O Armstrong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533829/clinical-analysis-of-aqueductal-stenosis-in-patients-with-hydrocephalus-in-a-kenyan-setting
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Loyal Poonamjeet Kaur, Nderitu Joseph Munyiri, Wekesa Vincent Dismus
INTRODUCTION: Aqueductal stenosis is the commonest cause of congenital hydrocephalus. The scope of this paper is to highlight the disease burden of hydrocephalus attributed to aqueductal stenosis which still remains unknown in our setting. METHODS: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 258 records of patients diagnosed with hydrocephalus were analyzed after ethical approval from Kenyatta National Hospital- University of Nairobi (KNH-UON) ethics and research committee from January 2010 to May 2016...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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