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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079698/pediatric-hand-surgery-in-global-health-the-role-for-international-outreach
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Karen Y Chung, Amanda Hanemaayer, Dan Poenaru
PURPOSE: There is emerging interest in hand surgery and global health. This was emphasized at the 2015 presidential address at the American Society for Surgery of Hand. Children are prioritized because of their increased risk for trauma and higher potential for better outcomes. This study aims to identify how hand surgical volunteer programs can benefit the pediatric hand surgical landscape in global health. There has been no literature review to date. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved review systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, African Journal Online, and the Journal of Hand Surgery...
February 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074326/minimally-invasive-staging-surgery-in-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Amy J Bregar, Alexander Melamed, Elisabeth Diver, Joel T Clemmer, Shitanshu Uppal, John O Schorge, Laurel W Rice, Marcela G Del Carmen, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the adoption of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) compared with laparotomy in the treatment of endometrial cancer and to compare surgical outcomes and survival between these two surgical modalities. METHODS: We utilized the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to identify women diagnosed with presumed early-stage endometrial cancer between 2010 and 2012. We also identified factors associated with the performance of MIS and utilized propensity score matching to create a matched cohort of women who underwent minimally invasive staging surgery or laparotomy for surgical staging...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073726/breast-cancer-in-women-younger-than-35%C3%A2-years%C3%A2-features-and-outcomes-in-the-breast-unit-at-aristide-le-dantec-teaching-hospital-dakar
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M Gueye, S M Kane Gueye, M D Ndiaye Gueye, F Niasse Dia, O Gassama, M Diallo, J C Moreau
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical features and outcomes of women younger than 35 years with breast cancer. This study was performed at Gynecologic and Obstetric Clinic of Dakar Teaching Hospital and retrospectively reviewed the records of all women younger than 35 years seen in our department for histologically proven breast cancer. Data were analyzed with SPSS software (Statistical Package for Social Science) Version 23. Between 2007 and 2015, 62 women with breast cancer met the inclusion criteria and were included...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070476/evaluating-screening-colonoscopy-quality-in-an-uninsured-urban-population-following-patient-navigation
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Keith Naylor, Cassandra Fritz, Blase Polite, Karen Kim
Patient navigation (PN) increases screening colonoscopy completion in minority and uninsured populations. However, colonoscopy quality is under-reported in the setting of PN and quality indicators have often failed to meet benchmark standards. This study investigated screening colonoscopy quality indicators after year-one of a PN initiative targeting the medically uninsured. This was a retrospective analysis of 296 outpatient screening colonoscopies. Patients were 45 to 75 years of age with no history of bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or colorectal surgery...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056880/solitary-plasmacytoma-population-based-analysis-of-survival-trends-and-effect-of-various-treatment-modalities-in-the-usa
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Nishitha Thumallapally, Ahmed Meshref, Mohammed Mousa, Terenig Terjanian
BACKGROUND: Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is a localized neoplastic plasma cell disorder with an annual incidence of less than 450 cases. Given the rarity of this disorder, it is difficult to conduct large-scale population studies. Consequently, very limited information on the disorder is available, making it difficult to estimate the incidence and survival rates. Furthermore, limited information is available on the efficacy of various treatment modalities in relation to primary tumor sites...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056390/disparities-in-hospitalization-outcomes-among-african-american-and-white-prostate-cancer-patients
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Gurudatta Naik, Tomi Akinyemiju
OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to determine whether racial disparities exist in hospitalization outcomes among African-American and White hospitalized prostate cancer patients in the United States. We evaluated racial differences among matched groups of patients in post-operative complications, hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We identified a total of 183,856 men aged 40 years and older with a primary diagnosis of prostate cancer, of which 58,701 underwent prostatectomy, through the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, and matched all African-American patients with White patients on: 1) Demographics, 2) Demographics+Clinical presentation and 3) Demographics+Clinical presentation+Treatment...
January 2, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041605/racial-and-ethnic-diversity-of-u-s-plastic-surgery-trainees
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Jason Silvestre, Joseph M Serletti, Benjamin Chang
BACKGROUND: Increased diversity of U.S. physicians can improve patient communication and mitigate health disparities for racial minorities. This study analyzes trends in racial and ethnic diversity of plastic surgery residents. METHODS: Demographic data of surgical residents, medical students, and integrated plastic surgery residency applicants were obtained from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Data for college students and the general population were obtained from the U...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012518/the-impact-of-adenotonsillectomy-on-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-in-west-african-children-with-adenotonsillar-hypertrophy
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Foster T Orji, Fortune A Ujunwa, Nnaemeka G Umedum, Onyinyechi Ukaegbe
OBJECTIVES: To assess the improvement or otherwise, in the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) among children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) after adenotonsillectomy (AT), and to examine the impact of timing of surgery as well as the patients' characteristics on the mPAP changes. METHODS: We included 39 children with ATH in this study. The adenoidal enlargement was evaluated radiologically with adenoid nasopharyngeal ratio (ANR) parameter from lateral neck radiograph, whereas the clinical assessment of adeno-tonsillar obstruction was conducted with the 'symptom score'...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005757/correction-of-pterygium-colli-in-turner-syndrome-a-clinical-report-and-review-of-the-surgical-management
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Richard Ben Lou, Petros Konofaos, Robert D Wallace
The aim of surgery for pterygium colli (PC) is to correct the contour deformity, redistribute or remove the horizontal excess of skin, address the abnormal posterior hairline, avoid excessive scarring, and prevent recurrence. The purpose of this study is to review the available methods to correct the deformity and highlight a recent patient performed by the senior author. A modified bilateral Z-plasty technique was used for correcting PC on a 5-year-old African American girl diagnosed with Turner syndrome. The patient had an uneventful postoperative period and satisfactory functional and esthetic results were demonstrated at 1 year follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002210/european-society-of-gynecological-oncology-statement-on-fibroid-and-uterine-morcellation
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Michael J Halaska, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Frédéric Guyon, Philippe Morice, Ignacio Zapardiel, Vesna Kesic
Recently, there has been an intense discussion about the issue of fibroid and uterine morcellation in relation to the risk of unrecognized uterine sarcoma spread. Morcellation can negatively influence the prognosis of patients, and transecting the specimen into pieces prevents the pathologist from performing proper disease staging. Many societies have published their statements regarding this issue. The European Society for Gynecological Oncology has established a working group of clinicians involved in diagnostics and treatment of oncogynecological patients to provide a statement from the oncological point of view...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000408/ancestral-variations-in-the-shape-and-size-of-the-zygoma
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Anna C Oettlé, Fabrice P Demeter, Ericka N L'abbé
The variable development of the zygoma, dictating its shape and size variations among ancestral groups, has important clinical implications and valuable anthropological and evolutionary inferences. The purpose of the study was to review the literature regarding the variations in the zygoma with ancestry. Ancestral variation in the zygoma reflects genetic variations because of genetic drift as well as natural selection and epigenetic changes to adapt to diet and climate variations with possible intensification by isolation...
January 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999951/physician-role-in-physical-activity-for-african-american-males-undergoing-radical-prostatectomy-for-prostate-cancer
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Faustine Williams, Kellie R Imm, Graham A Colditz, Ashley J Housten, Lin Yang, Keon L Gilbert, Bettina F Drake
PURPOSE: Physical activity is recognized as a complementary therapy to improve physical and physiological functions among prostate cancer survivors. Little is known about communication between health providers and African-American prostate cancer patients, a high risk population, regarding the health benefits of regular physical activity on their prognosis and recovery. This study explores African-American prostate cancer survivors' experiences with physical activity prescription from their physicians...
December 21, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998313/embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-perineum-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Sidy Ka, Freddy Gnangnon, Mamadou Moustapha Dieng, Doudou Diouf, Jaafar Thiam, Pape Macoumba Gaye, Ahmadou Dem
BACKGROUND: We report the case of an adult patient with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the perineum admitted to our practice at Joliot Curie Institute in Dakar. It is a rare tumor at this age and has a bad prognosis at this localization. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 22-year-old African man admitted for a perineal mass that had evolved over 6 months. He complained of tenesmus, obstinate constipation, and dysuria. A clinical examination revealed perineal swelling spread over his anus, scrotum, penis, testicles, and inguinal lymph nodes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994389/characteristics-of-keratoconic-patients-attending-a-specialist-contact-lens-clinic-in-kenya
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Zahra Aly Rashid, Michel Millodot, Katharine S E Evans
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of keratoconus (KC) patients seen in a contact lens clinic of a children's hospital in Kenya. RESULTS: A total of 254 patients' records were analyzed. Mean age at presentation to the clinic was 20.97 ± 11.13 year (range, 6-84 years) with 75% between the ages of 6 and 25 years. There was a preponderance of males (59.8%). Most patients were referred by an ophthalmologist. All patients were Africans. The most common complaints were blurred vision (50%), poor visual acuity with spectacles (33...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986276/assessment-of-the-variability-in-the-dimensions-of-the-intact-pelvic-canal-in-south-africans-a-pilot-study
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S Jagesur, A Wiid, S Pretorius, M C Bosman, A C Oettlé
Cephalopelvic disproportion is common among Africans and is a major cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. As the dimensions of the pelvis may vary between populations and according to stature and age, they need to be considered during childbirth and also in the planning and performance of pelvic and perineal procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the possible variations in the dimensions of the intact pelvic canal in South Africans and their implications. Eighty intact cadaver pelves, belonging to 40 white South Africans (20 males and 20 females) and 40 black South Africans (20 males and 20 females) were used for both metric and geometric morphometric analyses...
November 27, 2016: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977869/endodontic-treatment-related-antibiotic-prescribing-patterns-of-south-african-oral-health-professionals
#16
R Lalloo, G Solanki, K Ramphoma, N G Myburgh
AIM: To assess the antibiotic prescribing patterns of South African dentists for patients undergoing endodontic treatment. METHODOLOGY: This study used data from 2013 health insurance claims submitted by South African oral health professionals to determine the antibiotic prescribing patterns related to endodontic treatment. A logistic regression model was used to test the fully adjusted statistical significance of the association between the exploratory variables (gender, age group, event type, abscess treatment, chronic health) and the dependent variable (antibiotic prescription)...
December 15, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938774/a-48-year-old-man-with-leukopenia-jaundice-and-skin-rash-after-lung%C3%A2-transplantation
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Ali Ataya, Abhishek Biswas, Satish Chandrashekaran, Juan C Salgado, Steven S Goldstein, Amir M Emtiazjoo
A 48-year-old African-American male subject presented with progressive fatigue, jaundice, and new-onset leukopenia 12 weeks after undergoing bilateral lung transplantation for advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis. His transplant surgery and immediate posttransplantation course were uneventful. Induction immunosuppression included methylprednisolone 500 mg intraoperatively and basiliximab (anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody) on days 0 and 4 after transplantation. His maintenance immunosuppression posttransplantation was prednisone 20 mg daily, tacrolimus with target tacrolimus levels 10 to 15 ng/mL, and mycophenolate mofetil 750 mg twice daily...
December 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936431/description-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-and-its-cortical-branches-variation-in-presence-origin-and-size
#18
K Cilliers, B J Page
OBJECTIVE: Certain aspects of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) cortical branches tend to vary, including absent or additional arteries, variation in origin, and changes to diameter and length. Knowledge of these factors can be crucial in aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation surgery. Few studies report on these aspects and a South African study have not been completed. Therefore, the aim of this study is to report absent or additional arteries, the origin, diameter and length of ACA cortical branches in a Western Cape population...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927492/investigating-the-universality-of-preoperative-health-related-quality-of%C3%A2-life-hrqol-for-surgically-treated-spinal-deformity-in-young-adults-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison-between-african-and%C3%A2-us-populations
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Bradley Y Harris, Matthew F Roth, Bassel G Diebo, Shay Bess, Alexander A Theologis, Justin K Scheer, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Christopher P Ames, Richard Hodes, Jennifer Ayamga, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of propensity score-matched (PSM) observational cohorts. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare preoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores and radiographic measurements of young African and US adults with spinal deformity (ASD). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Young ASD patients in the United States are motivated more to correct coronal and sagittal plane deformities than to alleviate pain. Motivations for surgical correction in young ASD patients in Africa have not been previously investigated...
September 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923361/epidemiology-of-breast-cancer-retrospective-study-in-the-central-african-republic
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Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Ghose Bishwajit, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Barbara Esther Ouansaba, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Yuanli Chen, Hongyu Li, Zhongyu Xu, Boniface Koffi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is recognised as a major public health problem in developing countries; however, there is very limited evidence about its epidemiology in the Central African Republic. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological and histopathological characteristics of breast cancer in Bangui. METHODS: This is a retrospective study based on the data collected from pathological anatomy records from 2003 to 2015 in Bangui. A questionnaire was designed to collect information and data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods...
December 7, 2016: BMC Public Health
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