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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327608/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-with-spina-bifida
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Nathalie Auger, Laura Arbour, Mireille E Schnitzer, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Geneviève Nadeau, William D Fraser
PURPOSE: To assess the pregnancy outcomes of women with spina bifida. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed a population-based cohort of 397 pregnant women with spina bifida and 1,083,211 without spina bifida who delivered infants in hospitals in Quebec, Canada, 1989-2013. Outcomes included maternal and infant morbidity and mortality at delivery. We used log-binomial regression models to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of maternal spina bifida with pregnancy outcomes, accounting for maternal characteristics...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322564/can-fortified-foods-and-snacks-increase-the-energy-and-protein-intake-of-hospitalised-older-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S R Mills, C R Wilcox, K Ibrahim, H C Roberts
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition affects over 44% of hospitalised older people, who often dislike oral nutritional supplements (ONS). This review summarises the evidence for an alternative strategy, using energy and protein dense meals (via fortification) or snacks (supplementation) to increase the dietary energy and protein intake of older inpatients. METHODS: A search was conducted through PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane database of systematic reviews (May 1996 to May 2016) that used fortification or supplementation to increase the energy or protein intake of patients (mean age ≥60 years) in hospitals or rehabilitation centres...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319723/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-intensive-care-unit-survivors-experience-of-a-multidisciplinary-outpatient-clinic-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Péricles A D Duarte, Jaquilene Barreto Costa, Silvana Trilo Duarte, Sheila Taba, Claudia Regina Felicetti Lordani, Erica Fernanda Osaku, Claudia Rejane Lima Macedo Costa, Dalas Cristina Miglioranza, Daniela Prochnow Gund, Amaury Cesar Jorge
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experience of an outpatient clinic with the multidisciplinary evaluation of intensive care unit survivors and to analyze their social, psychological, and physical characteristics in a low-income population and a developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. Adult survivors from a general intensive care unit were evaluated three months after discharge in a post-intensive care unit outpatient multidisciplinary clinic over a period of 6 years (2008-2014) in a University Hospital in southern Brazil...
December 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317418/home-polygraphic-recording-with-telemedicine-monitoring-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sleep-apnoea-in-stroke-hopes-study-study-protocol-for-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Thomas Kotzian, Angela Schwarzinger, Sandra Haider, Bernd Saletu, Josef Spatt, Michael Timothy Saletu
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses report that more than 50% of patients who had a stroke suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea (SA), with adherence rates to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy of only 30%. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether PAP adherence in patients who had a stroke with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be improved by a PAP training strategy during inhospital rehabilitation combined with a telemedicine monitoring system after discharge. Further objectives are (1) to compare the validity of a non-attended level-III polygraphy with that of a level-II polysomnography (PSG) in the diagnosis of SA, (2) to compare the validity of an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) yielded by the PAP device with that obtained during PSG, (3) to determine changes in nocturnal systolic blood pressure (BP) due to PAP therapy with the pulse transit time (PTT) method and (4) to assess the impact of telemonitored PAP therapy on neurorehabilitation outcome parameters...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315129/relative-contributions-of-adductor-canal-block-and-intrathecal-morphine-to-analgesia-and-functional-recovery-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abhijit Biswas, Anahi Perlas, Meela Ghosh, KiJinn Chin, Ahtsham Niazi, Barjind Pandher, Vincent Chan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective postoperative analgesia may enhance early rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. This randomized double-blind trial investigates the relative contributions of adductor canal block and low-dose intrathecal morphine (ITM) to postoperative analgesia and functional recovery after total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Two-hundred one patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia were randomized to 3 groups...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314189/bite-or-brain-implication-of-sensorimotor-regulation-and-neuroplasticity-in-oral-rehabilitation-procedures
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REVIEW
Abhishek Kumar, Mohit Kothari, Anastasios Grigoriadis, Mats Trulsson, Peter Svensson
Tooth loss, decreased mass and strength of the masticatory muscles leading to difficulty in chewing have been suggested as important determinants of eating and nutrition in the elderly. To compensate for the loss of teeth, in particular, a majority of the elderly rely on dental prosthesis for chewing. Chewing function is indeed an important aspect of oral health and therefore, oral rehabilitation procedures should aim to restore or maintain adequate function. However, even if the possibilities to anatomically restore lost teeth and occlusion have never been better; conventional rehabilitation procedures may still fail to optimally restore oral functions...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313872/validation-of-the-early-functional-abilities-scale-an-assessment-of-four-dimensions-in-early-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ingrid Poulsen, Svend Kreiner, Aase W Engberg
OBJECTIVE: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the restoration of brain function after brain injury, based on 4 dimensions. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the validity, objectivity, reliability and measurement precision of the Early Functional Abilities scale by Rasch model item analysis. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between the Early Functional Abilities scale and the Functional Independence Measurement™, in order to establish the criterion validity of the Early Functional Abilities scale and to compare the sensitivity of measurements using the 2 instruments...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310359/natural-teeth-retained-splint-based-on-a-patient-specific-3d-printed-mandible-used-for-implant-surgery-and-vestibuloplasty-a-case-report
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Helin Xing, Jinshuang Wu, Lei Zhou, Sefei Yang
RATIONALE: With respect to improving the quality of oral rehabilitation, the management of keratinized mucosa is as important as bone condition for implant success. To enhance this management, a natural teeth-retained splint based on a patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D) printed mandible was used in vestibuloplasty to provide sufficient keratinized mucosa around dental implants to support long-term implant maintenance. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old male patient had a fracture of the anterior andible 1 year ago, and the fracture was treated with titanium...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302723/second-generation-of-a-fast-track-liver-resection-programme
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Nicolai A Schultz, Peter N Larsen, B Klarskov, L M Plum, Hans-Jørgen Frederiksen, Henrik Kehlet, Jens G Hillingsø
BACKGROUND: Recent developments in perioperative pathophysiology and care have documented evidence-based, multimodal rehabilitation (fast-track) to hasten recovery and decrease morbidity and hospital stay in several major surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect over time of a modified previously published fast-track programme in unselected patients undergoing open or laparoscopic liver resection. METHODS: A prospective study includes the first 121 consecutive patients following an updated fast-track programme for liver resection...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300792/management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Peter P Toth
Given the heightened risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus, it is important that primary care clinicians be comfortable with the routine management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in this patient population. Notably, patients with diabetes are more likely to present atypically during an ACS. To improve health outcomes, patients with a history of diabetes and ACS should be evaluated for peripheral arterial disease and encouraged to pursue cardiac rehabilitation. Clinicians should also be cognizant of the high rate of polypharmacy in patients with diabetes and the potential glycemic and cardioprotective impact of medications they prescribe for these patients...
December 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290220/diagnosis-and-management-of-vulvodynia-in-postmenopausal-women
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REVIEW
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Gilbert Donders, Lynnette Margesson, Libby Edwards, Hope K Haefner, Faustino R Pérez-López
Vulvodynia, defined as vulvar pain or burning sensation for more than 3 months, without an identifiable cause, can occur at any age. In this paper, the authors address the classification, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, focusing on postmenopausal women. In postmenopausal women, vulvar pain and dyspareunia can often be attributed to low levels of estrogen resulting in vulvovaginal atrophy. While correction of vulvovaginal atrophy is an important part of the management of these patients, it will usually be insufficient to manage vulvodynia...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290185/non-vascularized-autogenous-bone-grafts-for-reconstruction-of-maxillofacial-osseous-defects
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Waseem Ahmed, Muhammad Adil Asim, Afeefa Ehsan, Qalab Abbas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of non-vascularized bone grafts for reconstruction of maxillofacial defects. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi, from January 2013 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive analyses of 30 patients, who underwent maxillofacial reconstruction with non-vascularized bone grafts, were conducted...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288590/combined-electrical-stimulation-and-exercise-for-swallow-rehabilitation-post-stroke-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Lise Sproson, Sue Pownall, Pam Enderby, Jenny Freeman
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is common after stroke, affecting up to 50% of patients initially. It can lead to post-stroke pneumonia, which causes 30% of stroke-related deaths, a longer hospital stay and poorer health outcomes. Dysphagia care post-stroke generally focuses on the management of symptoms, via modified oral intake textures and adapted posture, rather than direct physical rehabilitation of the swallowing function. Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is a promising rehabilitation technology that can be used to stimulate swallowing; however, findings regarding efficacy have been conflicting...
December 30, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285336/surgiplanner-a-new-method-for-one-step-oral-rehabilitation-of-severe-atrophic-maxilla
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A Busato, V Vismara, F Grecchi, E Grecchi, D Lauritano
The implant-prosthetic rehabilitation of edentulous upper jaws has always been complex for surgeons and dentists. The lack of bone in both vertical and horizontal dimension does not allow the correct insertion of dental implants. In addition, patients with edentulous upper and lower arch have a loss of vertical dimension of the face and an aged expression. Many surgical techniques have been proposed to increase the bone volume, height and thickness, such as the Le Fort I osteotomy, the bone grafts and the placement of dental implants...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285330/prosthetic-management-of-patients-with-oro-maxillo-facial-defects-a-long-term-follow-up-retrospective-study
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G Gastaldi, L Palumbo, C Moreschi, E F Gherlone, P Capparé
Introduction: The aim of this study is to determine the outcome of maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation after oncological resections, including both intra- and extra-oral prosthetic devices. Methods: In this study were included 72 patients, who have undergone an intra or extra-oral maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation after an oncologic resection. Tumors on the head and neck were analyzed and the defects of these resections have been divided in two different groups: intra and extra-oral defects...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285328/a-new-spiral-dental-implant-a-tool-for-oral-rehabilitation-of-difficult-cases
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I Balan, R Calcaterra, D Lauritano, E Grecchi, F Carinci
Spiral dental implant (SDI) is an implant with a conical internal helix that confers the characteristic of self-drilling, self-tapping, and self-bone condensing. These proprieties offer better control during insertion of SDI giving a high primary stabilization, even in poor quality bone. A shorter diameter of SDI results in reduced drilling during insertion and consequently less trauma and minimal bone loss. To address the research purpose, the investigators designed a retrospective cohort study. The study population was composed of 25 patients, 11 males and 14 females that have been treated by Dr...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284986/management-of-tooth-surface-loss-of-varying-etiology-with-full-mouth-all-ceramic-computer-aided-design-computer-aided-manufacture-restorations
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Nirmal Famila Bettie, Saravanan Kandasamy, Venkat Prasad
The anatomical form of a tooth can undergo changes leading to loss of tooth form. The loss of tooth surface can be due to varying etiology. Dental caries, attrition, abrasion, erosion, involving any surface of the tooth can lead to loss of tooth structure. The rate of tooth destruction may proceed to such an extent that the esthetics, function and comfort may be lost. The role of a practioner lies in identification and screening of such case and motivate for oral rehabilitation that includes habit cessation...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284985/a-conservative-method-of-retaining-an-interim-obturator-for-a-total-maxillectomy-patient
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Nirmal Famila Bettie
Interim obturators are indicated during the postsurgical phases. It promotes surgical healing and serves as a temporary prosthesis to rehabilitate a patient with intra-oral surgical defect. Retention is gained by wiring, surgical suturing, and other noninvasive methods to enable functional rehabilitation and easy replacement with a permanent obturator. Interim obturators serve as an easy guide for replacing with definitive obturators by indicating prosthesis extensions and the required method of retention. A more conservative and noninvasive method of retaining an interim obturator for a maxillectomy patient is described in this case report...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281613/clinical-evaluation-of-complications-in-implant-supported-dentures-a-4-year-retrospective-study
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Sabiha Zelal Ülkü, Filiz Acun Kaya, Ersin Uysal, Belgin Gulsun
BACKGROUND Implants that can be used in the prosthetic rehabilitation of full and partial edentulous patients are now frequently used due to advances in dentistry. Despite advanced methods of applications, failures and complications can still be seen. The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical prosthetic values and complications that occurred during 4-year follow-up in implant-supported restorations. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 40 patients who received oral rehabilitation with an implant-supported prosthesis...
December 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275170/complete-rehabilitation-of-compromised-full-dentitions-with-adhesively-bonded-all-ceramic-single-tooth-restorations-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-and-without-amelogenesis-imperfecta
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Andrea Klink, Martin Groten, Fabian Huettig
OBJECTIVES: This clinical follow-up evaluated the long-term outcome of full-mouth rehabilitations with adhesively bonded all-ceramic restorations in patients suffering from amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) or affected by extensive tooth wear including a loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Included for evaluation were all patients treated with adhesively bonded monolithic single-tooth restorations made of silicate or lithium disilicate ceramics; allowing a maximum four missing teeth and a facial feldspathic veneering of LDS anterior crowns...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
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