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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215039/impact-of-surgical-experience-on-management-and-outcome-of-pancreatic-surgery-performed-in-high-and-low-volume-centers
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Marco Stella, Massimiliano Bissolati, Daniele Gentile, Alessandro Arriciati
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is one of the procedures in general surgery with the highest rate of life-threatening complications. The positive impact of the volume-outcome ratio on outcomes and mortality in pancreatic surgery (PS) has led to policy-level efforts toward centralization of care for PS that is currently under evaluation by some Regional Health Services. The role of the surgeon's experience and training is still under debate. The aim of this paper is to compare the outcomes of PS by the same surgeon in a high volume (HV) and in a low volume (LV) hospital to assess whether a specific training in PS could outdo the benefits of hospital volume...
February 18, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215003/improved-electromagnetic-tracking-for-catheter-path-reconstruction-with-application-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Elodie Lugez, Hossein Sadjadi, Chandra P Joshi, Selim G Akl, Gabor Fichtinger
PURPOSE: Electromagnetic (EM) catheter tracking has recently been introduced in order to enable prompt and uncomplicated reconstruction of catheter paths in various clinical interventions. However, EM tracking is prone to measurement errors which can compromise the outcome of the procedure. Minimizing catheter tracking errors is therefore paramount to improve the path reconstruction accuracy. METHODS: An extended Kalman filter (EKF) was employed to combine the nonlinear kinematic model of an EM sensor inside the catheter, with both its position and orientation measurements...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214983/pooled-analysis-of-four-non-interventional-studies-effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-the-antidepressant-agomelatine-in-daily-practice
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Gerd Laux, Bettina Barthel, Göran Hajak, Matthias Lemke, Hans-Peter Volz
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses are useful to increase knowledge and strengthen evidence about antidepressant treatment supplementary to individual studies. METHODS: A pooled analysis of four multicenter, open-label, prospective, non-interventional studies (2009-2013) was performed to provide further evidence about the antidepressant effectiveness and tolerability of agomelatine (25-50 mg/day) in a large number of non-selected German outpatients with major depressive disorder...
February 18, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214617/demonstrating-construct-validity-of-the-american-board-of-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-part-i-examination-an-analysis-of-dimensionality
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Mikaela Raddatz, Lawrence R Robinson
BACKGROUND: Ideally, high stakes examinations assess one dimension of medical knowledge to produce precise estimates of a candidate's performance. It has not been reported whether the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Part 1 Certification Examination (ABPMR-CE-1) is unidimensional or not. OBJECTIVE: To examine the ABPMR-CE-1 to measure how many dimensions it assesses. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: We assessed examination results from the 2015 ABPMR-CE-1...
February 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214491/relationship-between-patient-reported-symptoms-limitations-in-daily-activities-and-psychological-impact-in-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Brajesh Kumar Lal, Claire Daugherty
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between patient-reported symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological impact of varicose veins (VVs) vs pathophysiologic mechanism, incorporating demographic and behavioral factors. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis from two clinical studies (Efficacy and Safety Study of Polidocanol Injectable Foam for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-1] and Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam Versus Vehicle for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-2]) in patients with VVs (superficial venous reflux only)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213941/population-pharmacokinetic-and-exposure-simulation-analysis-for-cediranib-azd2171-in-pooled-phase-i-ii-studies-in-patients-with-cancer
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Jianguo Li, Nidal Al-Huniti, Anja Henningsson, Weifeng Tang, Eric Masson
AIMS: A population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model was developed for cediranib to simulate cediranib exposure for different doses, including co-medication with strong UGT/Pgp inducers such as rifampicin, in cancer patients. METHODS: Plasma concentrations and covariates from 625 cancer patients after single or multiple oral cediranib administrations ranging from 0.5 to 90 mg in 19 Phase I and II studies were included in the analysis. Stepwise covariate modelling was used to develop the PPK model...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213877/improved-control-of-hypertension-following-laparoscopic-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Zhiwei Hu, Meiping Chen, Jimin Wu, Qing Song, Chao Yan, Xing Du, Zhonggao Wang
This study aims to determine whether successful laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can improve the control of hypertension. We conducted an observational study of GERD patients with hypertension. The esophageal and gastroesophageal symptoms of these patients were successfully treated with laparoscopic fundoplication, as measured by the reduced GERD symptoms and proton pump inhibitor consumption. A hypertension control scale was used to classify the use of antihypertensive medications and the quality of blood pressure control before and after anti-reflux surgery...
February 17, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213775/post-tonsillectomy-pain-after-using-bipolar-diathermy-scissors-or-the-harmonic-scalpel-a-randomised-blinded-study
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Linn Arbin, Mats Enlund, Johan Knutsson
OBJECTIVE: To compare the postoperative pain following bipolar diathermy scissors tonsillectomy (higher temperature dissection) with harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy (lower temperature dissection). METHODS: Sixty patients aged 7-40 years planned for tonsillectomy with no other concurrent surgery were randomised to either bipolar diathermy scissors or harmonic scalpel as surgical technique. Blinded to the surgical technique, the patients recorded their pain scores (VAS, 0-10) at awakening and the worst pain level of the day in the postoperative period...
February 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213691/barriers-to-healthcare-among-african-immigrants-in-georgia-usa
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Oluwatoyosi A Adekeye, Bola F Adesuyi, Joseph G Takon
African-born immigrants are among the fastest growing immigrant groups in the US, yet they are underrepresented in healthcare research, particularly, cancer research and tend to be categorized as African American or Black, obscuring any cultural nuances that exist. A survey designed to provide insight on the barriers to healthcare, knowledge of common cancers, and cancer risks was utilized during a health fair. Data analyses included descriptive statistics to examine participant demographics and other study variables of interest...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212900/basic-educational-needs-of-midwifery-students-for-taking-the-role-of-an-assistance-in-disaster-situations-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
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Z Taghizadeh, M Khoshnam Rad, A Montazeri
BACKGROUND: After disasters, the disaster medical assistance team composed of skilful healthcare staff should be available at the disaster site for providing care to disaster's victims. It is believed that midwives are at the front line of the disaster management team and should be prepared for providing care to mothers and children. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the midwifery students' basic educational needs for taking the role of an assistant in disaster situations...
January 22, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212479/-spinal-tuberculosis-experience-in-a-third-level-medical-facility-in-puebla-mexico
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Rolando Joshua Medina-Peñasco, Martha Imelda Rosas-Ramírez, Rodolfo Gregorio Barragán-Hervella, Ivan Alvarado-Ortega, Gerardo López-Cázares, Álvaro José Montiel-Jarquín, María Socorro Romero-Figueroa
BACKGROUND: Pott's disease or spinal tuberculosis (STB) is a serious infectious disease, caused by the migration of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the spine. Knowing this disease is a priority for all the physicians. The objective was to show the experience in patients with STB treated in a third level hospital in Puebla, Mexico. METHODS: Descriptive study. From January to December, 2014, we collected information of patients with STB. The variables were age, gender, length of hospital stay, affected segment of the spine, associated diseases, symptoms, diagnostic methods, type of treatment and complication...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212471/-management-of-ureteric-colic-with-ketorolac-and-nifedipin-vs-ketorolac-and-tamsulosin-in-the-emergency-room
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Álvaro J Montiel-Jarquín, Valeria M Rocha-Rocha, Hugo A Solís-Mendoza, María S Romero-Figueroa, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Ivan Alvarado-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Ureteric colic is the most common symptom of lithiasis. It is caused by the presence of stones accumulated in the renal papillae. These stones often migrate down the ureter, causing a ureteric colic, characterized by a severe pain in the lumbar region. The aim of this study was to compare the use of ketorolac and nifedipine vs. ketorolac and tamsulosin for the medical treatment of pain caused by stones in the lower ureter. METHODS: Longitudinal study of 150 patients of 21-years or older with stones in the lower third of the ureter...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212402/graph-gpa-a-graphical-model-for-prioritizing-gwas-results-and-investigating-pleiotropic-architecture
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Dongjun Chung, Hang J Kim, Hongyu Zhao
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified tens of thousands of genetic variants associated with hundreds of phenotypes and diseases, which have provided clinical and medical benefits to patients with novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. However, identification of risk variants associated with complex diseases remains challenging as they are often affected by many genetic variants with small or moderate effects. There has been accumulating evidence suggesting that different complex traits share common risk basis, namely pleiotropy...
February 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212102/prediction-of-patient-controlled-analgesic-consumption-a-multimodel-regression-tree-approach
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Yuh-Jyh Hu, Tien-Hsiung Ku, Yu-Hung Yang, Jia-Ying Shen
Several factors contribute to individual variability in postoperative pain; therefore, individuals consume postoperative analgesics at different rates. Although many statistical studies have analyzed postoperative pain and analgesic consumption, most have identified only the correlation and have not subjected the statistical model to further tests in order to evaluate its predictive accuracy. In this study involving 3052 patients, a multistrategy computational approach was developed for analgesic consumption prediction...
February 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211807/two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-of-breast-lesions-comparison-of-two-different-systems
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Wei-Wei Ren, Xiao-Long Li, Ya-Ping He, Dan-Dan Li, Dan Wang, Chong-Ke Zhao, Xiao-Wan Bo, Bo-Ji Liu, Wen-Wen Yue, Hui-Xiong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of two different shear wave elastography (SWE) techniques in distinguishing malignant breast lesions from benign ones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2016 to May 2016, a total of 153 breast lesions (mean diameter, 16.8 mm±10.5; range 4.1-90.0 mm) in 153 patients (mean age, 46.4 years±15.1; age range 20-86 years) were separately performed by two different SWE techniques (i.e. T-SWE, Aplio500, Toshiba Medical System, Tochigi, Japan; and S-SWE, the Aixplorer US system, SuperSonic Imagine, Provence, France)...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211119/cross-sectional-study-of-emergency-department-presentation-triage-categories-at-goondiwindi-hospital-and-their-effect-on-the-treatment-of-acute-emergencies
#16
Ashraf Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the number and proportion of non-acute presentations to a district hospital emergency department in Goondiwindi, a rural Queensland town, both in the treatment of emergency cases and potential barriers patients have in seeing a medical practitioner in the general practice setting. DESIGN: Occasions of service to Goondiwindi Hospital were collated from administrative records according to Australasian Triage Scale categories and analysed by Student's t-test for monthly variations in triage category presentations...
February 17, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211099/sedation-with-orally-administered-midazolam-in-elderly-dental-patients-with-major-neurocognitive-disorder
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Lena Rignell, Mona Mikati, Madeleine Wertsén, Catharina Hägglin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate acceptance of treatment after oral sedation with midazolam in dental patients with major neurocognitive disorder. BACKGROUND: Midazolam is commonly used as premedication in paediatric dentistry, oral surgery and people suffering from dental fear. Little is known about its use in other patient groups. METHODS: Dental and sedation records of 61 patients (64% women) sedated with midazolam were examined retrospectively...
February 17, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210808/change-in-oxygen-consumption-following-inhalation-of-albuterol-in-comparison-with-levalbuterol-in-healthy-adult-volunteers
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Manpreet K Virk, Justin Hotz, Robinder G Khemani, Christopher J L Newth, Patrick A Ross
BACKGROUND: Albuterol is the most commonly used β agonist to treat reversible lower airway obstruction. Albuterol contains a racemic mixture of two enantiomers. Levalbuterol contains the single R form enantiomer. Levalbuterol is frequently prescribed to limit cardiovascular toxicity. OBJECTIVE: We examined changes in oxygen consumption (V'O2) and heart rate (HR) following administration of albuterol and levalbuterol. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, controlled study of healthy adult volunteers...
February 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210775/risk-of-fragility-fracture-among-patients-with-sarcoidosis-a-population-based-study-1976-2013
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P Ungprasert, C S Crowson, E L Matteson
: Incidence of fragility fracture of a population-based cohort of 345 patients with sarcoidosis was compared with age and sex-matched comparators. The incidence of fragility fracture was higher among patients with sarcoidosis with hazard ratio (HR) of 2.18. INTRODUCTION: Several chronic inflammatory disorders increase the risk of fragility fracture. However, little is known about the risk of fragility fracture in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS: This study was conducted using a previously identified population-based cohort of 345 patients with incident sarcoidosis from Olmsted County, Minnesota...
February 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210650/research-productivity-of-sports-medicine-fellowship-faculty
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Gregory L Cvetanovich, Bryan M Saltzman, Peter N Chalmers, Rachel M Frank, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: Research productivity is considered an important factor in academic advancement in sports medicine. No study to date has evaluated academic productivity and correlates of academic rank for sports medicine fellowship faculty. PURPOSE: To describe the academic productivity of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) fellowship program faculty and to determine the association between academic productivity, fellowship characteristics, and academic rank...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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