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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151041/assessment-of-thrombus-length-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-by-post-contrast-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Ramanan Ganeshan, Alexander H Nave, Jan F Scheitz, Katharina A Schindlbeck, Karl Georg Haeusler, Christian H Nolte, Kersten Villringer, Jochen B Fiebach
OBJECTIVES: Post-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (PC-MRA) enables visualization of vessel segments distal to an intra-arterial thrombus in acute ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that PC-MRA also allows clot length measurement in different intracranial vessels. METHODS: Patients with MRI-confirmed ischemic stroke and intracranial artery occlusion within 24 hours of symptom onset were prospectively evaluated. PC-MRA was added to a standard stroke MRI protocol...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149312/who-are-more-responsive-mixed-methods-comparison-of-public-and-private-sector-physicians-in-rural-bangladesh
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Taufique Joarder, Asha George, Malabika Sarker, Saifuddin Ahmed, David H Peters
Responsiveness of physicians (ROPs) reflects the social actions by physicians to meet the legitimate expectations of health care users. Responsiveness is important since it improves understanding and care seeking by users, as well as fostering trust in health systems rather than replicating discrimination and entrenching inequality. Given widespread public and private sector health care provision in Bangladesh, we undertook a mixed-methods study comparing responsiveness of public and private physicians in rural Bangladesh...
November 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149151/sacroplasty-a-ten-year-analysis-of-prospective-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-sacroplasty-literature-review-and-technical-considerations
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Michael E Frey, Christopher Warner, Samuel M Thomas, Karan Johar, Heathpaul Singh, Maheen S Mohammad, Douglas P Beall
BACKGROUND: The treatment of sacral fractures has evolved since its first description in 1982. Several techniques for sacral augmentation have been developed since 2001, and the rate of improvement is rapid with over 50% reduction in pain achieved prior to post-procedure discharge of the patient. Pain reduction occurs primarily within the first 3 months and is sustained at 12 months; however, the long-term outcomes have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the long-term efficacy of sacroplasty versus non-surgical management (NSM) in treating sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs), including the effect on pain relief, opioid and other analgesic use, patient satisfaction, and complication rates...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147735/reduction-of-metallic-artifacts-of-the-post-treatment-intracranial-aneurysms-effects-of-single-energy-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm
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Yu-Ning Pan, Ge Chen, Ai-Jing Li, Zhao-Qian Chen, Xiang Gao, Yi Huang, Bradley Mattson, Shan Li
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the quality of computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography images generated using the single-energy metal artifact reduction (SEMAR) algorithm during perfusion examination in patients who had undergone reconstruction with neurosurgical clipping or endovascular coiling for treatment of aneurysms. METHODS: A total of 55 patients with implanted intracranial clips or coils (24 men and 31 women; mean age 60.15 ± 15.86 years) underwent perfusion studies evaluated by CT and CT angiography with a 320-row CT scanner...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146474/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-deep-brain-stimulation-in-treatment-resistant-depression
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Chanjuan Zhou, Hanping Zhang, Yinhua Qin, Tian Tian, Bing Xu, Jianjun Chen, Xinyu Zhou, Li Zeng, Liang Fang, Xunzhong Qi, Bin Lian, Haiyang Wang, Zicheng Hu, Peng Xie
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been applied in treatment-resistant depression (TRD) as a putative intervention targeting different brain regions. However, the antidepressant effects of DBS for TRD in recent clinical trials remain controversial. METHODS: We searched Scopus, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and PsycINFO for all published studies investigating the efficacy of DBS in TRD up to Feb 2017. Hamilton depression rating scale (HDRS) scores and Montgomery-Asberg depression rating scale (MARDS) scores were compared between baseline levels and those after DBS using the standardized mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
November 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145966/outcome-evaluation-of-staged-treatment-for-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145963/functional-results-and-isokinetic-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-fraser-type-i-floating-knee-treated-with-internal-fixation
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Fernando Brandao Andrade-Silva, Adriana Carvalho, Caio Mansano, Aline Giese, Marcos de Camargo Leonhardt, Dennis Barbosa, Kodi Edson Kojima, Jorge Santos Silva
INTRODUCTION: According to Fraser's description, ipsilateral femoral and tibial diaphyseal fractures are characterised as type I floating knee and have a better prognosis than fractures with joint involvement (type II). There are few reports of functional and muscle strength in these patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional and isokinetic muscle strength of patients with type I floating knee undergoing femoral and tibial internal fixation. METHODS: Patients with type I floating knee undergoing concomitant femoral and tibial internal fixation were invited for clinical evaluation...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145771/topical-simvastatin-gel-as-a-novel-therapeutic-modality-for-palatal-donor-site-wound-healing-following-free-gingival-graft-procedure
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Marwa Madi, Abeer Kassem
OBJECTIVE: Autogenous soft-tissue grafting is a commonly used procedure nowadays in dentistry. However, the prolonged healing time needed for the donor site leads to increase the patient's pain and discomfort. Statin has been observed to be beneficial in reducing bacterial burden, improving epithelization and wound healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate intra-oral topical application of simvastatin/chitosan gel (10 mg/mL) over the palatal donor site following free gingival graft (FGG) procedure...
November 16, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145589/the-abcds-of-pain-management-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-impact-of-a-brief-educational-video-on-infants-and-toddlers-pain-scores-and-parent-soothing-behavior
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Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Monica C O'Neill, Lauren Campbell, Anna Taddio, Saul Greenberg, Hartley Garfield
Objectives: To test the efficacy of a brief behavioral pain management strategy (The ABCDs of Needle Pain Management), delivered via video, on infants' and toddlers' pain scores and on parental soothing behavior. Methods: This was a double-blind, parallel trial design. Parent-child dyads (N = 128) were recruited before their child's 6-month (infant) or 18-month (toddler) vaccination in a pediatric clinic and randomly assigned to watch a 5-min treatment video or a placebo video...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144152/new-psychometric-data-from-the-spanish-versions-of-the-glasgow-dyspepsia-severity-score-and-the-dyspepsia-related-health-scale-measures
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Miren Orive, Ane Antón-Ladislao, Nerea González, Begoña Matellanes, Jesús Ángel Padierna, José Luis Cabriada, Aitor Orive, Víctor Manuel Orive, José María Quintana
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are no structural abnormalities in functional dyspepsia, therefore it is essential to have a viable questionnaire to measure treatment outcome according to patient perception. The aim of the study was to extensively document psychometric characteristics of the Glasgow Dyspepsia Severity Score and the Dyspepsia-Related Health Scale that are currently available in Spanish. METHODS: Patients with functional dyspepsia (n = 158) were recruited from a randomized trial that assessed standard vs...
November 16, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144056/oropharyngeal-dysphagia-profiles-in-individuals-with-oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy
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L C Tabor, E K Plowman, C Romero-Clark, S Youssof
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia represents a hallmark manifestation of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), limited knowledge exists regarding the underlying nature of oropharyngeal swallowing impairments in this patient population. We aimed to delineate global pharyngeal dysphagia profiles in OPMD and identify the prevalence and physiologic associations of impairments in swallowing safety and efficiency. METHODS: Twenty-two individuals with OPMD completed a videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144047/evaluation-of-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-dermatology
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Sarah Ahmed, Jonathan Miller, James F Burrows, Ben Khallouq Bertha, Paul Rosen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There remains a lack of investigation into which factors patients and families value the most in their experience at pediatric dermatology clinics. Most of the current literature on quality improvement in dermatology does not encompass the pediatric population. To determine the drivers that are most predictive of a positive patient experience, we observed the indirect relationship between several factors of the patient experience and their role in patient satisfaction...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143624/randomized-controlled-pilot-of-a-group-antenatal-care-model-and-the-sociodemographic-factors-associated-with-pregnancy-related-empowerment-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Crystal L Patil, Carrie S Klima, Sebalda C Leshabari, Alana D Steffen, Heather Pauls, Molly McGown, Kathleen F Norr
BACKGROUND: The links between empowerment and a number of health-related outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa have been documented, but empowerment related to pregnancy is under-investigated. Antenatal care (ANC) is the entry point into the healthcare system for most women, so it is important to understand how ANC affects aspects of women's sense of control over their pregnancy. We compare pregnancy-related empowerment for women randomly assigned to the standard of care versus CenteringPregnancy-based group ANC (intervention) in two sub-Saharan countries, Malawi and Tanzania...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143568/the-inter-rater-reliability-and-prognostic-value-of-coma-scales-in-nepali-children-with-acute-encephalitis-syndrome
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Stephen Ray, Ajit Rayamajhi, Laura J Bonnett, Tom Solomon, Rachel Kneen, Michael J Griffiths
Background Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a common cause of coma in Nepali children. The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) is used to assess the level of coma in these patients and predict outcome. Alternative coma scales may have better inter-rater reliability and prognostic value in encephalitis in Nepali children, but this has not been studied. The Adelaide coma scale (ACS), Blantyre coma scale (BCS) and the Alert, Verbal, Pain, Unresponsive scale (AVPU) are alternatives to the GCS which can be used. Methods Children aged 1-14 years who presented to Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu with AES between September 2010 and November 2011 were recruited...
November 16, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143216/self-perception-and-determinants-of-color-vision-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Alexander U Brandt, Hanna G Zimmermann, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Justine Isensee, Thomas Müller, Friedemann Paul
Visual dysfunction is common in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The objective of this study was to investigate the perceived impact of visual dysfunction and especially color vision loss on PD patients, and to identify retinal and disease factors associated with color vision. Thirty PD patients and thirty-four healthy controls were included. Participants performed the Farnsworth-Munsell Hue-100 test (FMT). Patients answered the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ), Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) assessment, and underwent optical coherence tomography with measurement of retinal nerve fiber layer, ganglion cell layer + inner plexiform layer (GCIPL), and outer nuclear and photoreceptor layer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143208/a-new-measure-for-end-of-life-planning-preparation-and-preferences-in-huntington-disease-hdqlife-end-of-life-planning
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Noelle E Carlozzi, E A Hahn, S A Frank, J S Perlmutter, N D Downing, M K McCormack, S Barton, M A Nance, S G Schilling
BACKGROUND: Huntington disease is a fatal inherited neurodegenerative disease. Because the end result of Huntington disease is death due to Huntington disease-related causes, there is a need for better understanding and caring for individuals at their end of life. AIM: The purpose of this study was to develop a new measure to evaluate end of life planning. DESIGN: We conducted qualitative focus groups, solicited expert input, and completed a literature review to develop a 16-item measure to evaluate important aspects of end of life planning for Huntington disease...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143094/the-application-of-a-performance-based-self-administered-intra-procedural-checklist-on-surgical-trainees-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Michael El Boghdady, Afshin Alijani
INTRODUCTION: Surgical checklists are in use to reduce errors for safer surgery. We aimed to study the effect of a previously designed performance-based self-administered intra-procedural checklist on the performance of trainees during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Twenty-four laparoscopic cholecystectomies were enrolled into the study. Six surgical trainees each performed four procedures, two without the checklist and directly followed by two procedures with the checklist...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142891/assessment-of-severity-of-malnutrition-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-via-malnutrition-inflammatory-score
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Afsoon Emami Naeeni, Nazila Poostiyan, Zahra Teimouri, Mojgan Mortazavi, Mojgan Soghrati, Elnaz Poostiyan, Zamzam Paknahad
Background: Regarding to the complications of malnutrition in dialysis patients, using an easy and reliable method for evaluating of malnutrition is important in patients with the end-stage renal disease. Based on the effect of inflammatory factors in malnutrition, A new scale has been designed which is called malnutrition-inflammatory scale (MIS). We designed current study to assess the severity of malnutrition in peritoneal dialysis patients in Isfahan via MIS. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional MIS was used for evaluation of malnutrition...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140904/reconstruction-of-microtias-with-constricted-ear-features-a-22-year-experience
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Chul Park, Jung Youl Park
BACKGROUND: The surgical correction of 'microtias with constricted ear features' has remained a challenge due to the variable shape and large volume of the remnant cartilage and skin involved. In order to clarify how this remnant cartilage and skin should be treated, we have reviewed and analyzed cases operated at our Center. METHODS: A total of 167 cases of Microtia with Constricted Ear Features, operated from 1992 to 2014, were included in the study. They were reviewed through medical records and photographs, analysis of surgical methods, and postoperative outcomes...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140902/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-with-and-without-sedation
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Jacob E Tulipan, Nayoung Kim, Asif M Ilyas, Jonas L Matzon
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates outcomes and complications with endoscopic carpal tunnel release (eCTR) performed with local anesthesia (LOCAL) only versus local anesthesia with sedation (SEDATION). We hypothesize that patient outcomes and satisfaction will be equivalent in both groups irrespective of anesthesia type. METHODS: One hundred fifty-four consecutive patients undergoing eCTR with either LOCAL or SEDATION protocols were prospectively enrolled in a study of satisfaction and outcomes...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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