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Matti Seppänen, Mikko Karvonen, Petri Virolainen, Ville Remes, Pekka Pulkkinen, Antti Eskelinen, Antti Liukas, Keijo T Mäkelä
Background and purpose - In a previous registry report, short-term implant survival of hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) in Finland was found to be comparable to that of total hip arthroplasty (THA). Since then, it has become evident that adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMDs) may also be associated with HRA, not only with large-diameter head metal-on-metal THA. The aim of the study was to assess medium- to long-term survivorship of HRA based on the Finnish Arthroplasty Register (FAR). Patients and methods - 5,068 HRAs performed during the period 2001-2013 in Finland were included...
October 19, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
Golda Grinblat, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Gianluca Piras, Jingchun He, Abdelkader Taibah, Alessandra Russo, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: 1) To describe the surgical technique of drill canaplasty for exostosis and osteoma and to evaluate our results. 2) To propose a new grading system for external auditory canal stenosis (EACS). 3) To review the recent literature. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. SETTING: Quarternary referral center for Otology & Skull Base surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventeen patients (256 ears) with exostosis or osteoma were included in the study...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
George Skroubis, George Theofanis, Charalampos Spyropoulos, Anastasia Zotou, Petros Constantinopoulos, Fotis Kalfarentzos, Theodore Alexandrides
BACKGROUND: Surgery stimulates an intense systemic inflammatory response which might increase postoperative morbidity. Corticosteroids may reduce this inflammatory reaction. The purpose of this study was to investigate any possible effect on postoperative morbidity and recovery after administrating methylprednisolone in super-obese patients undergoing open surgery. METHODS: Sixty super-obese patients with BMI ≥50 kg/m(2) (mean 57.48 ± 7.33), mean age of 39 ± 9 years, who underwent an open bariatric procedure, were enrolled...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Mohamed Ghalayini, Pierre-Yves Brun, Pascal Augustin, Elise Guivarch, Marie Pierre Dilly, Sophie Provenchere, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Dan Longrois
Competitive flows syndrome result in severe regional hypoxemia when the deoxygenated flow from the native left ventricle (LV) competes with oxygenated flow from extracorporeal life support (ECLS) pump with potentially severe consequences for the cerebral and coronary circulations. Fast correction of hypoxemia could be obtained by decreasing native LV flow by infusion of a short-acting beta-blocker (esmolol). Our purpose was to retrospectively review the efficacy of esmolol in this situation and hypothesize on the potential mechanisms of action and the associated risks...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Noa Rozendorn, Michael Wolf, Arkadi Yakirevich, Yisgav Shapira, Eldar Carmel
BACKGROUND: Tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) may be caused by acute and chronic otitis media, trauma and iatrogenic reasons. The goal of myringoplasty is to achieve a dry, self-cleansing ear with intact TM while preserving hearing. Literature review of myringoplasty outcome demonstrates results with different success rates and affecting factors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate TMP closure (TMPC) rate and hearing improvement and to assess the effect of clinical and surgical parameters on residual and recurrent perforation...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Elisa Damiani, Alex Dyson, Lucia Zacchetti, Abele Donati, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia may compromise cell metabolism and organ function. Supplemental oxygen (O2) at high concentrations may prove ineffective, and issues relating to hyperoxia, barotrauma, mechanical ventilation, and extracorporeal oxygenation are well documented. Old reports suggest the potential safety and efficacy of alternative routes for O2 administration, such as intravenous or intestinal. We re-explored these routes in rat models of hypoxemia. METHODS: Hypoxemia was induced in spontaneously breathing, anesthetized rats by breathing a hypoxic gas mix (FiO2 0...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Rohan Magoon, Rajinder Rawat, Yatin Mehta
Goal-directed therapy (GDT) encompasses guidance of intravenous (IV) fluid and vasopressor/inotropic therapy by cardiac output or similar parameters to help in early recognition and management of high-risk cardiac surgical patients. With the aim of establishing the utility of perioperative GDT using robust clinical and biochemical outcomes, we conducted the present study. This multicenter randomized controlled study included 130 patients of either sex, with European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation ≥3 undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Feng-Sen Li, Yan-Li Zhang, Zheng Li, Dan Xu, Chun-Yan Liao, Huan Ma, Li Gong, Jun Su, Qi Sun, Qian Xu, Zhen Gao, Ling Wang, Jing Jing, Jing Wang, Min Jiang, Ge Tian, Bilal Hasan
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the Yiqigubiao pill is commonly used to enhance physical fitness. The current clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Yiqigubiao pill as an adjuvant therapy for patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The current trial was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled superiority trial. The participants were recruited from outpatients at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital affiliated with Xinjiang Medical University (Ürümqi, China) between February and September 2012...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Cemil Kavalci, Muhittin Serkan Yilmaz, Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, Bahattin Isık, Elif Celikel, Gulsum Kavalci, Fevzi Yilmaz, Miray Ozlem, Bedriye Muge Sonmez, Selman Celebi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leads to physical activity limitation and a significant reduction in quality of life. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score and peak expiratory flow (PEF), and the factors effecting hospital admission rates of patients with COPD. METHODS: This observational study was conducted prospectively. CAT score was calculated and PEF measured at the time of emergency department admission...
2016: Journal of the National Medical Association
Pradeep H Lakshminarayana, Adiba A Geeti, Umer M Darr, David A Kaufman
Dead space fraction (V d/V t) measurement performed using volumetric capnography requires arterial blood gas (ABG) sampling to estimate the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2). In recent years, transcutaneous capnography (PtcCO2) has emerged as a noninvasive method of estimating PaCO2. We hypothesized that PtcCO2 can be used as a substitute for PaCO2 in the calculation of V d/V t. In this prospective pilot comparison study, 30 consecutive postcardiac surgery mechanically ventilated patients had V d/V t calculated separately using volumetric capnography by substituting PtcCO2 for PaCO2...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
Insu Kawahara, Shigeru Ono, Kosaku Maeda
PURPOSE: Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) is a rare condition and difficult to treat. Slide tracheoplasty has unsatisfactory outcomes for severe neonatal symptomatic CTS. This study evaluated the use of biodegradable polydioxanone stents (BD stent) in a rabbit model of CTS. METHODS: Tracheal stenosis was induced in female Japanese white rabbits, 9-10weeks old, by direct scraping of the tracheal mucosa with a nylon brush following transverse incision of the trachea (control group, n=4)...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Abdol Aziz O Ould Ismail, Ghoncheh Amouzandeh, Samuel C Grant
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides a unique contrast based on the restricted directionality of water movement in an anisotropic environment. As such, DTI-based tractography can be used to characterize and quantify the structural connectivity within neural tissue. Here, DTI-based connectivity within isolated abdominal ganglia of Aplysia californica (ABG) is analyzed using network theory. In addition to quantifying the regional physical proprieties of the fractional anisotropy and apparent diffusion coefficient, DTI tractography was used to probe inner-connections of local communities, yielding unweighted, undirected graphs that represent community structures...
September 19, 2016: Neuroscience
Joonghee Kim, Kyuseok Kim, Clifton W Callaway, Kibbeum Doh, Jungho Choi, Jongdae Park, You Hwan Jo, Jae Hyuk Lee
PURPOSE: The probability of the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and subsequent favourable outcomes changes dynamically during advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). We sought to model these changes using time-to-event analysis in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: Adult (≥18 years old), non-traumatic OHCA patients without prehospital ROSC were included. Utstein variables and initial arterial blood gas measurements were used as predictors...
September 19, 2016: Resuscitation
Asger Bjerregaard, Ingrid A Laing, Vibeke Backer, Markus Fally, Siew-Kim Khoo, Glenys Chidlow, Chisha Sikazwe, David W Smith, Peter Le Souëf, Celeste Porsbjerg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Airway eosinophilia is associated with an increased risk of asthma exacerbations; however, the impact on the severity of exacerbations is largely unknown. We describe the sputum inflammatory phenotype during asthma exacerbation and correlate it with severity and treatment response. METHODS: Patients presenting to hospital with an asthma exacerbation were recruited during a 12-month period and followed up after 4 weeks. Induced sputum was collected at both visits...
September 21, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Miguel Pinto da Costa, Henrique Pimenta Coelho
The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male patient, previously diagnosed with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, who was admitted to the Emergency Room with dyspnea. The initial evaluation revealed severe anemia (Hgb = 5.0 g/dL) with hyperleukocytosis (800.000/µL), nearly all of the cells being mature lymphocytes, a normal chest X-ray and a low arterial oxygen saturation (89%; pulse oximetry). After red blood cell transfusion, Hgb values rose (9.0 g/dL) and there was a complete reversion of the dyspnea...
May 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Hiroe Yoshioka, Haruyuki Yamazaki, Rie Yasumura, Kosuke Wada, Yoshiro Kobayashi
A 53-year-old man with chronic renal tubular acidosis and subclinical hypothyroidism underwent lower leg amputation surgery under general anesthesia. Perioperative acid-base management in such patients poses many difficulties because both pathophysiologies have the potential to complicate the interpretation of capnometry and arterial blood gas analysis data; inappropriate correction of chronic metabolic acidosis may lead to postoperative respiratory deterioration. We discuss the management of perioperative acidosis in order to achieve successful weaning from mechanical ventilation and promise a complete recovery from anesthesia...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Piotr Niewinski, Dariusz Janczak, Artur Rucinski, Stanislaw Tubek, Zoar J Engelman, Pawel Piesiak, Przemyslaw Jazwiec, Waldemar Banasiak, Marat Fudim, Paul A Sobotka, Shahrokh Javaheri, Emma C J Hart, Julian F R Paton, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Augmented reflex responses from peripheral chemoreceptors, which are mainly localized in the carotid bodies (CBs), characterize patients with systolic heart failure and contribute to adrenergic hyperactivation. We investigated whether surgical resection of CBs in these patients can be performed safely to decrease sympathetic tone. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 10 male patients with systolic heart failure (age, 59 ± 3 years; LVEF, 27 ± 7%) who underwent unilateral right-sided CB resection (four patients) or bilateral CB resection (six patients)...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Jyh-Min Chiang, Marko J Spasojevic, Helene C Muller-Landau, I-Fang Sun, Yiching Lin, Sheng-Hsin Su, Zueng-Sang Chen, Chien-Teh Chen, Nathan G Swenson, Ryan W McEwan
Understanding the role of biodiversity (B) in maintaining ecosystem function (EF) is a foundational scientific goal with applications for resource management and conservation. Two main hypotheses have emerged that address B-EF relationships: niche complementarity (NC) and the mass-ratio (MR) effect. We tested the relative importance of these hypotheses in a subtropical old-growth forest on the island nation of Taiwan for two EFs: aboveground biomass (ABG) and coarse woody productivity (CWP). Functional dispersion (FDis) of eight plant functional traits was used to evaluate complementarity of resource use...
November 2016: Oecologia
Florent Baudin, Pierre Bourgoin, David Brossier, Sandrine Essouri, Guillaume Emeriaud, Marc Wysocki, Philippe Jouvet
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our pilot study was to develop a model to better predict Paco2 in mechanically ventilated children using noninvasive parameters including volumetric capnography. DESIGN: Prospective clinical pilot study. SETTING: Level III PICU. PATIENTS: Sixty-five mechanically ventilated children. INTERVENTIONS: None. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective clinical pilot study that included all children admitted to the PICU (< 18 yr; weight, > 3 kg; mechanically ventilated, > 6 hr; with an arterial line)...
September 14, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Hiroki Takano, Tomohiko Ishihara, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama
A 72-year-old, seemingly healthy, Japanese man suddenly lost consciousness. At the emergency room, the patient's Glasgow coma scale score was 10 and a thoracic breathing pattern was observed. An arterial blood gas analysis indicated acute hypercarbic respiratory failure. He was placed on non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. The next day he was alert. Manual muscle testing revealed that his face, neck and limb muscle strength were normal. He could walk, and Gowers' sign was not observed. Computed tomography showed atrophy of the paravertebral, abdominal wall and diaphragm crura muscles, without apparent limb muscle involvement...
2016: Internal Medicine
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