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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690533/snakebite-when-the-human-touch-becomes-a-bad-touch
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REVIEW
Bryan G Fry
Many issues and complications in treating snakebite are a result of poor human social, economic and clinical intervention and management. As such, there is scope for significant improvements for reducing incidence and increasing patient outcomes. Snakes do not target humans as prey, but as our dwellings and farms expand ever farther and climate change increases snake activity periods, accidental encounters with snakes seeking water and prey increase drastically. Despite its long history, the snakebite crisis is neglected, ignored, underestimated and fundamentally misunderstood...
April 21, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689363/a-review-of-the-genotoxic-mutagenic-and-carcinogenic-potentials-of-several-lower-acrylates
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REVIEW
Mina Suh, Deborah Proctor, Grace Chappell, Julia Rager, Chad Thompson, Susan Borghoff, Lavorgie Finch, Robert Ellis-Hutchings, Karin Wiench
Lower alkyl acrylate monomers include methyl-, ethyl-, n-butyl-, and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate. These acrylates are used in the manufacture of acrylic polymers and copolymers for plastics, food packaging, adhesives, and cosmetic formulations. Although there is limited potential for human environmental exposure, occupational exposure can occur via inhalation and dermal contact. Recently, new genotoxicity data have been generated, along with in silico and in vitro read-cross analyses, for these acrylates. The availability of high-throughput screening (HTS) data through the ToxCast™/Tox21 databases allows for consideration of computational toxicology and organization of these data according to the ten key characteristics of carcinogens...
April 21, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688958/association-of-perioperative-glycemic-control-with-deep-postoperative-infection-after-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Jourdan M Cancienne, Stephen F Brockmeier, Brian C Werner
BACKGROUND: Although diabetes mellitus (DM) has been established as a risk factor for infection after lower extremity arthroplasty, no association has been reported with shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: We queried a national database for patients with DM who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty. We identified perioperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels and assessed the incidence of wound complications within 6 months and deep infection that required surgical intervention within 1 year for each HbA1c level...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687846/screening-and-functional-analysis-of-micro-rnas-that-regulate-the-expression-of-the-tumor-suppression-tp53-gene
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L-K Li, Z-H Kong
OBJECTIVE: With gradual increase of cancer incidence and mortality rates, the regulatory mechanism of cancer has become a hotspot. It has been known that the expression of TP53 is closely associated with the occurrence of cancer. The microRNA (miRNA)-mediated regulation of the expression of numerous proto-oncogenes has been reported. This study aimed to identify miRNAs that regulate the expression of TP53 gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sequence of TP53 gene was downloaded from NCBI and analyzed with TargetScan software to predict potential miRNAs that regulate TP53 expression...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687153/the-use-of-broad-spectrum-antibiotics-reduces-the-incidence-of-surgical-site-infection-after-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Kimitaka Tanaka, Toru Nakamura, Shungo Imai, Hiroki Kushiya, Daisuke Miyasaka, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
PURPOSE: The development of surgical site infection (SSI) after biliary reconstruction is highly influenced by the presence of preoperative bacteria in the bile juice. We selected vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam (VCM + PIPC/TAZ) as perioperative prophylactic antibiotics for patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. This study aimed to retrospectively analyze the effectiveness of VCM + PIPC/TAZ compared to cefmetazole. METHODS: Seventy-two patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy between April 2015 and March 2017 at our department were evaluated...
April 23, 2018: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683074/the-impact-of-decline-in-activities-of-daily-living-adl-of-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-cli-after-endovascular-treatment
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Takahiro Tokuda, Keisuke Hirano, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Norihiro Kobayashi, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shisuke Mori, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Yosuke Honda, Yoshiaki Ito
BACKGROUND: Certain patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) experience significant decline in activities of daily living (ADL) during hospitalization. The prognosis of decline in ADL during hospitalization remains unknown. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on collected data of patients with CLI treated by endovascular treatment between April 2007 and December 2015. We evaluated CLI in patients ADL at the time of hospitalization and after discharge using the Barthel index...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682897/an-aseptically-processed-acellular-reticular-allogenic-human-dermis-improves-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-multicentre-follow-up-trial
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Charles M Zelen, Dennis P Orgill, Thomas E Serena, Robert E Galiano, Marissa J Carter, Lawrence A DiDomenico, Jennifer Keller, Jarrod P Kaufman, William W Li
Aseptically processed human reticular acellular dermal matrix (HR-ADM) has been previously shown to improve wound closure in 40 diabetic patients with non-healing foot ulcers. The study was extended to 40 additional patients (80 in total) to validate and extend the original findings. The entire cohort of 80 patients underwent appropriate offloading and standard of care (SOC) during a 2-week screening period and, after meeting eligibility criteria, were randomised to receive weekly applications of HR-ADM plus SOC or SOC alone for up to 12 weeks...
April 22, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682012/depressed-fractures-of-skull-an-institutional-series-of-453-patients-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Anand Prakash, Viraat Harsh, Utkarsh Gupta, Jayendra Kumar, Anil Kumar
Background: There has been a substantial increase in the number of cases with head injuries in the past two decades which has simultaneously led to increase in the annual incidence of depressed fractures of skull. Most of these skull fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality of patients and an unavoidable financial burden on the family members. However, many changes have been undertaken directed toward improved management of patients with head injuries and skull fractures in the past 20 years...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681629/incidence-of-complications-in-dermatological-surgery-of-melanoma-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-in-patients-with-multiple-comorbidity-and-or-antiplatelet-anticoagulants-five-year-experience-in-our-hospital
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Lilia Arguello-Guerra, Estefanía Vargas-Chandomid, Jose Manuel Díaz-González, Silvia Méndez-Flores, Ana Ruelas-Villavicencio, Judith Domínguez-Cherit
Introduction: Surgery is performed more frequently now at days, due to the increasing incidence of melanoma and no-melanoma skin cancer. There are different opinions among dermatologic surgeons between to continue or discontinue antithrombotic therapy prior to the procedure, which increases the risk of thromboembolic events. Prophylaxis with oral antibiotics in the postsurgical period is controversial. Objective: To report the safety of surgery without suspending antithrombotic therapy and without oral antibiotic prophylaxis in dermatology surgery of patients with multiple comorbidities and polypharmacy...
2018: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680443/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-wound-drains-in-non-instrumented-lumbar-decompression-surgery
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REVIEW
Christopher L Davidoff, Jeffrey M Rogers, Mary Simons, Andrew S Davidson
Wound drains are routinely used in lumbar decompressive surgery (LDS). However, it remains unclear whether this practice helps to prevent symptomatic epidural hematoma formation and associated complications, particularly following non-instrumented procedures. A systematic review and meta-analysis was therefore completed to critically appraise the literature. The search protocol was conducted using the Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases. Articles meeting the following criteria were included: (i) examined patients undergoing LDS; (ii) included cases receiving post-operative wound drains; (iii) detailed adverse outcomes including symptomatic epidural hematomas or wound infection; and (iv) were published in English in a peer-reviewed journal...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679951/surgical-site-infection-rate-after-hemilaminectomy-and-laminectomy-in-dogs-without-perioperative-antibiotic-therapy
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Barbara A R Dyall, Hugo G Schmökel
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to retrospectively review the surgical site infection (SSI) rate in dogs undergoing laminectomies without perioperative antibiotics, and compare those data with the expected infection rate for clean surgical wounds in dogs undergoing similar procedures. METHODS:  This was a retrospective single-centre study composed of dogs that underwent hemilaminectomies or laminectomies for thoracolumbar disc herniation or lumbosacral disease during a 2-year period (during 2015 and 2016)...
April 21, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679726/late-presenting-dural-tear-incidence-risk-factors-and-associated-complications
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Wesley M Durand, J Mason DePasse, Eren O Kuris, JaeWon Yang, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Unrecognized and inadequately repaired intraoperative durotomies may lead to cerebrospinal fluid leak, pseudomeningocele, and other complications. Few studies have investigated durotomy that is unrecognized intraoperatively and requires additional postoperative management (hereafter, late-presenting dural tear [LPDT]), though estimates of LPDT range from 0.6 - 8.3 per 1,000 spinal surgeries. These single-center studies are based on relatively small sample sizes for an event of this rarity, all with <10 patients experiencing LPDT...
April 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678418/a-new-method-to-quantify-liner-deformation-within-a-prosthetic-socket-for-below-knee-amputees
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Amy L Lenz, Katie A Johnson, Tamara Reid Bush
Many amputees who wear a leg prosthesis develop significant skin wounds on their residual limb. The exact cause of these wounds is unclear as little work has studied the interface between the prosthetic device and user. Our research objective was to develop a quantitative method for assessing displacement patterns of the gel liner during walking for patients with transtibial amputation. Using a reflective marker system and a custom clear socket, evaluations were conducted with a clear transparent test socket mounted over a plaster limb model and a deformable limb model...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673558/incidence-and-treatment-of-complications-in-patients-who-had-third-molars-or-other-teeth-extracted
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I Miclotte, J O Agbaje, Y Spaey, P Legrand, C Politis
The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of complications after extraction of third molars (M3) or other teeth, and to describe their management. We made a retrospective cohort study of patients having M3 or other teeth extracted, and recorded complications up to two years' follow-up. A total of 142 complications developed after 2355 procedures (6%) - 7% after extraction of M3 compared with 5% after extractions of other teeth (p=0.024). The three most common complications were wound infection (2%), pain without apparent cause (<1%), and oroantral communication (<1%)...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669384/-obesity-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-legal-assessment
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Milena M Ploeger, Norbert H Müller, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Hendrik Kohlhof
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the incidence of overweight and obesity has increased in the German population. Thus the number of obese patients treated with primary total joint arthroplasty has also increased. It is therefore predicted that the number of obese patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasty will also increase. Nevertheless almost every manufacturer of commercially available revision arthroplasty implants states in his product safety guarantee that obesity is a relative or absolute contraindication...
April 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668038/photodynamic-therapy-induces-antifibrotic-alterations-in-primary-human-vocal-fold-fibroblasts
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Chi Zhang, Jiajia Wang, Adriana Chou, Ting Gong, Erin E Devine, Jack J Jiang
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment modality for laryngeal dysplasia, early-stage carcinoma, and papilloma, and was reported to have the ability to preserve laryngeal function and voice quality without clinical fibrotic response. We aimed to investigate the mechanism behind the antifibrotic effects of PDT on primary human vocal fold fibroblasts (VFFs) in vitro. STUDY DESIGN: In vitro analysis from one human donor. METHODS: Cell viability of VFFs in response to varying doses of PDT was investigated by the Cell Counting Kit-8 method...
April 18, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665628/effect-of-topical-propolis-on-wound-healing-process-after-tonsillectomy-randomized-controlled-study
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Jeong Hwan Moon, Min Young Lee, Young-Jun Chung, Chung-Ku Rhee, Sang Joon Lee
Objectives: The post-tonsillectomy pain and post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage are the two main problems after tonsillectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the beneficial effects of water soluble ethanol extract propolis on post-tonsillectomy patient. Methods: One hundred and thirty patients who underwent tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy were randomly divided into the control and propolis groups, each including 65 patients. The propolis group was applied with propolis orally immediately after surgery and by gargle...
December 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664823/incidence-of-cellulitis-in-lower-extremity-burns-6-year-analysis
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Joseph N Batac, Roger L Simpson, Catherine J Sinnott, Michael P Catanzaro, Laurence T Glickman
INTRODUCTION: Patients with burn wounds of the lower extremities are at increased risk of developing cellulitis. The probability of developing burn-associated cellulitis is presumed to be correlated with a medical history of diabetes, the etiology of the burn, delay in hospitalization of the patient during their initial presentation, and depth of the burn itself. This study aims to identify factors that place patients at increased risk for developing lower extremity burn wound cellulitis...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663253/older-age-confers-a-higher-risk-of-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-an-analysis-of-the-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-quality-improvement-program
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Ivy N Haskins, Tammy Ju, Ashlyn E Whitlock, Lisbi Rivas, Richard L Amdur, Paul P Lin, Khashayar Vaziri
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of literature describing the association of age with the risk of adverse events following bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of age with 30-day morbidity and mortality following laparoscopic bariatric surgery using the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database. METHODS: All adult patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNGYB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG) were identified within the MBSAQIP database...
April 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661917/association-of-hemoglobin-a-1c-and-wound-healing-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Betiel K Fesseha, Christopher J Abularrage, Kathryn F Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C Likes, Sayed M Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi, Nestoras Mathioudakis
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data from 270 participants and 584 wounds were included in the analysis. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to assess the incidence of wound healing at any follow-up time in relation to categories of baseline A1C and the incidence of long-term (≥90 days) wound healing in relation to tertiles of nadir A1C change and mean A1C change from baseline, adjusted for potential confounders...
April 16, 2018: Diabetes Care
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