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Monique Vanaman Wilson, Sabrina Guillen Fabi, Ryan Greene
Importance: The pivotal approval trial for a smooth, highly cohesive, viscous, 20-mg/mL hyaluronic acid filler demonstrated sustained aesthetic improvement, with a mean injection volume of 6.65 mL. In daily practice, however, it is not often practical or necessary to use large injection volumes to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome. Objective: To assess the efficacy, longevity, and patient satisfaction associated with correction of age-related midface volume loss using the low volumes of hyaluronic acid filler more commonly used in day-to-day practice...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Kate L Mandeville, Godwin Ulaya, Mylène Lagarde, Adamson S Muula, Titha Dzowela, Kara Hanson
Emigration has contributed to a shortage of doctors in many sub-Saharan African countries. Specialty training is highly valued by doctors and a potential tool for retention. Yet not all types of training may be valued equally. In the first study to examine preferences for postgraduate training in depth, we carried out a discrete choice experiment as part of a cross-sectional survey of all Malawian doctors within seven years of graduation and not yet in specialty training. Over August 2012 to March 2013, 148 doctors took part out of 153 eligible in Malawi...
September 24, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
Udo Ego Anyaehie, Cajetan Uwatoronye Nwadinigwe, Arinze Duke Nwosu, Valentine Ogochukwu Ogbui
INTRODUCTION: A Jehovah's Witness belongs to the religious group that does not accept blood transfusion in any form, while a sickle cell disease patient has abnormal haemoglobins that do not last in circulation predisposing one to anaemia and other systemic complications. Performing a major surgery in a Jehovah's Witness who has sickle cell disease is tasking for a surgeon. CASE PRESENTATION: This case reports a 28-year-old African female with sickle cell disease who outrightly refused any form of blood transfusion as being a Jehovah's Witness and having a complex primary hip that required total hip replacement...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Osamah Saeedi, Hasan Ashraf, Eric P Slade, Deborah R Medoff, Lan Li, David S Friedman, Julie Kreyenbuhl
PURPOSE: To assess trends in prevalence of diagnosed ocular disease and utilization of eye care services in the VA healthcare system. DESIGN: Prevalence study METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all eligible Veterans in the VA Capitol Health Care Network from 2007 to 2011. The VA database was used to abstract demographic and socioeconomic variables including age, race, gender, marital status, service connection, prescription copay, homelessness, VA facility...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Elliot G Arsoniadis, Yen-Yi Ho, Genevieve B Melton, Robert D Madoff, Chap Le, Mary R Kwaan
BACKGROUND: Previous reports on racial disparities in the treatment of Crohn's Disease (CD) in African American (AA) patients have shown differences in both medical and surgical treatments in this population. No study thus far has examined the effect of AA race on outcomes after surgery for CD. METHODS: Utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Participant User File (PUF) for years 2005-2013, we examined the effect of AA race on post-operative complications in patients with CD undergoing intestinal surgery...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Kelly A Feldman, Jun Tashiro, Casey J Allen, Eduardo A Perez, Holly L Neville, Carl I Schulman, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Although firearms account for less than 5 % of all pediatric injuries, they have the highest associated case fatality rate. METHODS: The registry at a Level-1 trauma center was used to identify firearm injuries (<18 years of age) from 1991 to 2011. Descriptive statistics and risk-adjusted multivariate analyses (MVA) were performed. RESULTS: Overall, 1085 patients were identified. Immediate operations were performed in 33 % (n = 358) of patients with most having abdominal surgery (n = 214)...
September 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Adel Boueiz, Sharon M Lutz, Michael H Cho, Craig P Hersh, Russell P Bowler, George R Washko, Eitan Halper-Stromberg, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Nan M Laird, Terri H Beaty, Harvey O Coxson, James D Crapo, Edwin K Silverman, Peter J Castaldi, Dawn L DeMeo
RATIONALE: Emphysema has considerable variability in the severity and distribution of parenchymal destruction throughout the lungs. Upper lobe predominant emphysema has emerged as an important predictor of response to lung volume reduction surgery. Yet, aside from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, the genetic determinants of emphysema distribution remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To identify the genetic influences of emphysema distribution in non-alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient smokers...
September 26, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Eric Doromandji, Andre Richard Gouaye, Pascal Gastien Yamba, Elysee Ephraim Guessy, Bertrand Ba-Mpoutou, Dieubeni Rawago Mandjiza, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Grace Mella, Boniface Koffi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. High breast cancer mortality has been attributed to lack of public awareness of the disease. Little is known about the level of knowledge of breast cancer in Central African Republic. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge of health professionals on breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 158 health professionals (27 medical; 131 paramedical) in 17 hospitals in Bangui using a self-administered questionnaire...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Michael A Ulm, Catherine H Watson, Prethi Vaddadi, Jim Y Wan, Joseph T Santoso
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of and risk factors for hypomagnesemia in patients undergoing gynecologic surgery by a gynecologic oncologist. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients undergoing surgery for gynecologic pathology from July 2011 to July 2015 by a single surgeon. Demographic data, surgical indication, surgery performed, preoperative laboratory values, postoperative laboratory values, and medical history were examined...
September 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Musa Ibrahim, Nasiru Jinjiri Ismail, Mohammad Aminu Mohammad, Hassan Ismail, Misbahu Haruna Ahmed, Owolabi Lukman Femi, Mohammed Abba Suwaid
BACKGROUND: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are among the major causes of sphincter dysfunctions. Fecal incontinence (FI) because of myelomeningocele (MMC) leads to problems with social acceptability and decreased quality of life (QOL), life satisfaction in addition to other morbidities. This is a report of experience with antegrade continence enema (ACE) in the management of FI in patients with MMC in an African set-up. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A retrospective review of 23 children and young adults with FI because of MMC managed with ACE from October 2008 to September 2015 from African Specialist Hospital...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
D R Griffin, E J Dickenson, J O'Donnell, R Agricola, T Awan, M Beck, J C Clohisy, H P Dijkstra, E Falvey, M Gimpel, R S Hinman, P Hölmich, A Kassarjian, H D Martin, R Martin, R C Mather, M J Philippon, M P Reiman, A Takla, K Thorborg, S Walker, A Weir, K L Bennell
The 2016 Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome was convened to build an international, multidisciplinary consensus on the diagnosis and management of patients with FAI syndrome. 22 panel members and 1 patient from 9 countries and 5 different specialties participated in a 1-day consensus meeting on 29 June 2016. Prior to the meeting, 6 questions were agreed on, and recent relevant systematic reviews and seminal literature were circulated. Panel members gave presentations on the topics of the agreed questions at Sports Hip 2016, an open meeting held in the UK on 27-29 June...
October 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Gita D Mishra, Hsin-Fang Chung, Nirmala Pandeya, Annette J Dobson, Lee Jones, Nancy E Avis, Sybil L Crawford, Ellen B Gold, Daniel Brown, Lynette L Sievert, Eric Brunner, Janet E Cade, Victoria J Burley, Darren C Greenwood, Graham G Giles, Fiona Bruinsma, Alissa Goodman, Kunihiko Hayashi, Jung Su Lee, Hideki Mizunuma, Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, Kathryn A Lee, Mette Kildevæld Simonsen, Toyoko Yoshizawa, Nancy F Woods, Ellen S Mitchell, Mark Hamer, Panayotes Demakakos, Sven Sandin, Hans-Olov Adami, Elisabete Weiderpass, Debra Anderson
OBJECTIVES: The International Collaboration for a Life Course Approach to Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease Events (InterLACE) project is a global research collaboration that aims to advance understanding of women's reproductive health in relation to chronic disease risk by pooling individual participant data from several cohort and cross-sectional studies. The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristics of contributing studies and to present the distribution of demographic and reproductive factors and chronic disease outcomes in InterLACE...
October 2016: Maturitas
Emanuel A Shapera, Paul D Kim
A 50-year-old African American male with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) presented to the dermatology clinic for a rapidly enlarging left cheek mass. The mass failed to resolve with conservative measures. A biopsy revealed poorly differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). He was referred to Head and Neck Surgery and successfully underwent a resection with free flap reconstruction. Postoperatively he did well. Squamous cell skin carcinomas arising from lesions of Discoid Lupus are rare and aggressive tumors with greater likelihood of metastases...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Siddharth Wartak, Isaac Akkad, Adnan Sadiq, Gregory Crooke, Manfred Moskovits, Robert Frankel, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
A 23-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), secondary hypertension, and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis for eight years was stable until she developed symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with preserved ejection fraction. She underwent a bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) at outside hospital. However, within a year of her surgery, she presented to our hospital with NYHA class IV symptoms. She was treated for heart failure but in view of her persistent symptoms and low EF was considered for heart and kidney transplant...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Kimona Issa, Casey M Pierce, Todd P Pierce, Matthew R Boylan, Bashir A Zikria, Qais Naziri, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
INTRODUCTION: Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has become a popular and successful surgery to treat advanced glenohumeral arthritis, rotator cuff arthropathy, and proximal humerus fractures. Historical data is available investigating the epidemiology of total shoulder arthroplasty with regard to patient characteristics, outcomes, and complications; however, there is a lack of studies investigating the most recent and up to date national trends related to shoulder replacement. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the annual incidence, various demographics, and complications of TSA in America...
September 10, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Kazim Dhalla, Simon Cousens, Richard Bowman, Mark Wood, Ian Murdoch
INTRODUCTION: In an African setting surgery is generally accepted as the treatment of first choice for glaucoma. A problem with trabeculectomy surgery for the glaucomas is the frequent co-existence and exacerbation of cataract. We report a randomized controlled trial to compare the use of beta radiation with 5FU in combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Consenting adults aged >40 years with glaucoma, an IOP>21mmHG and cataract were enrolled and randomised to receive either 1000cG β radiation application or sub-conjunctival 5fluorouracil (5FU) at the time of combined trabeculectomy and phaco-emulsification with lens implant surgery...
2016: PloS One
Suprita Krishna, Yunhua Fan, Stephanie Jarosek, Oluwakayode Adejoro, Karim Chamie, Badrinath Konety
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Active surveillance (AS) protocols track low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) progression over time. But given the lack of uniform criteria in managing low-risk PCa, men who qualify for AS might undergo less intensive surveillance and thus experience poorer outcomes. In our study, we examined racial disparities in the frequency and intensity of AS between African Americans (AAs) and Caucasian Americans (CAs). METHODS: Using the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare dataset, we identified 13,374 men with low-risk PCa (defined by the D'Amico criteria) who were diagnosed from 2004-2009 and then followed through 2011...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Urology
Irene A Veladiano, Tommaso Banzato, Luca Bellini, Alessandro Montani, Salvatore Catania, Alessandro Zotti
BACKGROUND: The increasing popularity gained by pet birds over recent decades has highlighted the role of avian medicine and surgery in the global veterinary scenario; such a need for speciality avian medical practice reflects the rising expectation for high-standard diagnostic imaging procedures. The aim of this study is to provide an atlas of matched anatomical cross-sections and contrast-enhanced CT images of the coelomic cavity in three highly diffused psittacine species. RESULTS: Contrast-enhanced computed tomographic studies of the coelomic cavity were performed in 5 blue-and-gold macaws, 4 African grey parrots and 6 monk parakeets by means of a 4-multidetector-row CT scanner...
2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Cameron N D McIntosh, F Carl van Wyk, Gina Joubert, Riaz Y Seedat
BACKGROUND: The anatomy of the nose of different ethnic groups has been widely researched in order to facilitate a better understanding of the individual nose as a foundation for improving surgical outcomes. The only anatomical research of the lower lateral cartilages (LLCs) available to the surgeon working with an African patient is to extrapolate data from studies already published on African Americans. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this descriptive cadaveric study was to assess the normal anatomy of the LLCs in noses of Black South Africans and compare this to data from studies on noses from Caucasian, Asian, Korean, and African-American populations...
September 2, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Keaton Piper, Hanna Algattas, Ian A DeAndrea-Lazarus, Kristopher T Kimmell, Yan Michael Li, Kevin A Walter, Howard J Silberstein, G Edward Vates
OBJECTIVE Patients undergoing spinal surgery are at risk for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). The authors sought to identify risk factors for VTE in these patients. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database for the years 2006-2010 was reviewed for patients who had undergone spinal surgery according to their primary Current Procedural Terminology code(s). Clinical factors were analyzed to identify associations with VTE. RESULTS Patients who underwent spinal surgery (n = 22,434) were identified...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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