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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647626/smoking-cessation-rates-amongst-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery-in-a-canadian-center
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S M McHugh, N Eisenberg, J Montbriand, G Roche-Nagle
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor for patients with vascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of smoking and cessation rates amongst patients undergoing vascular surgery in a Canadian centre. METHODS: As part of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a prospectively maintained database was used to identify the patents undergoing vascular surgery between 2010 and 2013. Smoking prevalence data was collated pre-procedure, post-procedure, and at year follow up post intervention at a median of 13 months (Mean = 14...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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/28630739/danish-hip-arthroscopy-registry-dhar-the-outcome-of-patients-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-fai
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Bent Lund, Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen, Torsten Grønbech Nielsen, Niels Maagaard, Otto Kraemer, Per Hölmich, Søren Winge, Martin Lind
The Danish Hip Arthroscopy Registry (DHAR) was initiated in January 2012 as a web-based prospective registry. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and report the first registry based outcome data of a national population with radiological and clinical femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopic treatment. Our primary hypothesis was that patients undergoing hip arthroscopy would improve significantly in pain, quality of life and sports related outcome measurements in Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROM)...
July 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
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/28624667/schwannoma-and-neurofibroma-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-presenting-as-tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-with-two-case-reports
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Makgabo John Tladi, Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas, Paulo Norberto Ferrao, Andrew Strydom
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus is the lateral deviation of the great toe at the MTPJ that has many attributing aetiologies. This study will aim to identify whether hallux valgus progresses over time in the oriental Chinese population in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients with acquired symptomatic hallux valgus who presented to clinic between 2008 and 2013 were included. The deformities were analysed radiologically at presentation and pre-operative and angles were measured...
March 30, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622578/the-progression-of-hallux-valgus-in-the-oriental-chinese-population-in-hong-kong
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Kenneth Kin-Hoo Koo, Lung Fung Tse, Hi Shan Cheng, Kevin Ki Wai Ho
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus is the lateral deviation of the great toe at the MTPJ that has many attributing aetiologies. This study will aim to identify whether hallux valgus progresses over time in the oriental Chinese population in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients with acquired symptomatic hallux valgus who presented to clinic between 2008 and 2013 were included. The deformities were analysed radiologically at presentation and pre-operative and angles were measured...
March 31, 2017: Foot
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/28584538/pattern-of-mandibular-third-molar-impaction-and-its-association-to-caries-in-mandibular-second-molar-a-clinical-variant
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V K Prajapati, Ruchi Mitra, K M Vinayak
BACKGROUND: Caries in second molar is common and prophylactic removal of the impacted teeth may be considered appropriate. Caries detection and restoration can be difficult and a restored second molar can undergo recurrent caries if the third molar is not removed prophylactically. In this study, the clinical findings related to impaction and its association with angular position and depth of impacted third molar were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out among the patients visiting the outpatient, department of Dentistry, RIMS, Ranchi...
March 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578794/results-at-a-minimum-follow-up-of-5-years-of-a-ligaments-compatible-total-ankle-replacement-design
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Sandro Giannini, Matteo Romagnoli, Paolo Barbadoro, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Matteo Cadossi, Alberto Grassi, Stefano Zaffagnini
BACKGROUND: A new design of 3-part ankle replacement was developed to achieve compatibility with the natural ligaments by allowing certain fibers to remain isometric during passive motion. METHODS: We evaluate 75 ankle prostheses implanted from July 2003 to December 2008, at a mean follow-up 6.5±1.1years (range 5-9 years). The mean age at surgery was 62±13years (range 29-82). RESULTS: The mean AOFAS scores achieved at pre-op and at last follow-up were respectively 37±5 (23-45) and 78±8 (64-98)...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575014/the-outcomes-and-controversies-of-transplant-tourism-lessons-of-an-11-year-retrospective-cohort-study-from-taiwan
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Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai, Shi-Wei Huang, Soren Holm, Yi-Ping Lin, Yu-Kang Chang, Chih-Cheng Hsu
BACKGROUND: Transplant tourism has increased rapidly in the past two decades, accounting for about 10% of world organ transplants. However it is ethically controversial and discouraged by professional guidelines. We conducted this study to investigate the outcomes and trends of overseas kidney and liver transplantation in Taiwan to provide a sound basis for ethical reflection. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database was used to identify 2381 domestic and 2518 overseas kidney transplant (KT) recipients from 1998 to 2009 and 1758 domestic and 540 overseas liver transplantation (LT) recipients from 1999 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
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/28559074/anterior-column-realignment-has-similar-results-to-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-in-treating-adults-with-sagittal-plane-deformity
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Gregory M Mundis, Jay D Turner, Nima Kabirian, Jeff Pawelek, Robert K Eastlack, Juan Uribe, Eric Klineberg, Shay Bess, Chris Ames, Vedat Deviren, Stacie Nguyen, Virginie Lafage, Behrooz A Akbarnia
OBJECTIVE: Anterior column realignment (ACR) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used for the correction of adult sagittal plane deformity. ACR is performed via a minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach with anterior longitudinal ligament release and hyperlordotic cage placement. The objective of this study was to compare radiographic outcomes and complications in patients treated by ACR or PSO. METHODS: ACR patients were matched with patients from a retrospective PSO dataset, by pelvic incidence, lumbar lordosis, and thoracic kyphosis...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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/28550817/atypical-presentation-and-outcome-of-cervicogenic-headache-in-patients-with-cervical-degenerative-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Kumar Maiti, Cesar Liendo, Alireza Minagar, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache affects a significant portion of the entire population. This type of headache especially with atypical presentation is often hard to diagnose and manage since its etiopathophysiology is not been yet well understood. We have investigated the prevalence of cervicogenic headache with atypical presentation and discussed the etiology of it, and the outcome of surgical intervention on this type of headache in patients with cervical degenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radiological and clinical data of 160 patients (from 2001 through 2016) were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535919/precision-iort-image-guided-intraoperative-radiation-therapy-igiort-using-online-treatment-planning-including-tissue-heterogeneity-correction
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Frank Schneider, Frederic Bludau, Sven Clausen, Jens Fleckenstein, Udo Obertacke, Frederik Wenz
BACKGROUND: To the present date, IORT has been eye and hand guided without treatment planning and tissue heterogeneity correction. This limits the precision of the application and the precise documentation of the location and the deposited dose in the tissue. Here we present a set-up where we use image guidance by intraoperative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for precise online Monte Carlo treatment planning including tissue heterogeneity correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IORT was performed during balloon kyphoplasty using a dedicated Needle Applicator...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532856/implementation-of-a-referral-to-discharge-glycemic-control-initiative-for-reduction-of-surgical-site-infections-in-gynecologic-oncology-patients
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Laura Hopkins, Jennifer Brown-Broderick, James Hearn, Janine Malcolm, James Chan, Wendy Hicks-Boucher, Filomena De Sousa, Mark C Walker, Sylvain Gagné
OBJECTIVE(S): To evaluate the frequency of surgical site infections before and after implementation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary perioperative glycemic control initiative. STUDY METHODS: As part of a CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program) initiative, between January 5 and December 18, 2015, we implemented comprehensive, multidisciplinary glycemic control initiative to reduce SSI rates in patients undergoing major pelvic surgery for a gynecologic malignancy ('Group II')...
May 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523393/flavored-anesthetic-masks-for-inhalational-induction-in-children
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Aakriti Gupta, Preethy Joseph Mathew, Neerja Bhardwaj
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of masking the odor of inhalational agents using fruit flavors on the anxiety behavior and compliance of children for inhalational induction. METHODS: A prospective randomized double blind, placebo controlled study was conducted on 60 unpremedicated children in the age group of 4-12 y. Thirty children received anesthetic masks smeared with a flavor of child's choice while the other 30 children were induced using masks without flavor...
May 19, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507661/bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-combination-with-intravenous-iloprost-increases-bone-healing-in-patients-with-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Hakan Pilge, Bernd Bittersohl, Johannes Schneppendahl, Tobias Hesper, Christoph Zilkens, Martin Ruppert, Rüdiger Krauspe, Marcus Jäger
With disease progression, avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head may lead to a collapse of the articular surface. The exact pathophysiology of AVN remains unclear, although several conditions are known that can result in spontaneous cell death, leading to a reduction of trabecular bone and the development of AVN. Hip AVN treatment is stage-dependent in which two main stages of the disease can be distinguished: pre-collapse (ARCO 0-II) and post-collapse stage (ARCO III-IV, crescent sign). In the pre-collapse phase, core decompression (CD), with or without the addition of bone marrow (e...
November 17, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
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