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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343920/impact-of-insurance-status-and-race-on-receipt-of-treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
Acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves surgery, radiation, or observation. Previous studies have demonstrated that patient race and insurance status impact in-hospital morbidity/mortality following surgery; however the nationwide impact of these demographics on the receipt of each treatment modality has not been examined. The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients. Multivariate analysis adjusted for several variables within each treatment modality, including patient age, race, sex, income, primary payer for care, tumor size, and medical comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335987/community-health-indicators-associated-with-outcomes-of-pancreatectomy
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Lauren Slakey Pointer, Zaid Al-Qurayshi, David Taylor Pointer, Emad Kandil, Douglas Philip Slakey
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the association of environmental, social and health risk factors in relation to outcomes of pancreatic surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatectomy with a 30 day postoperative follow up in Florida, New York and Washington states were identified using the State Inpatient Databases (SID) from 2010 to 2011. This data was merged with community health indicators complied from the County Health Ranking database. Fourteen community health indicators were used to determine higher risk communities...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317286/trend-analysis-and-survival-of-primary-gallbladder-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-1973-2009-population-based-study
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Rubayat Rahman, Eduardo J Simoes, Chester Schmaltz, Christian S Jackson, Jamal A Ibdah
Primary gallbladder cancer is an aggressive and uncommon cancer with poor outcomes. Our study examines epidemiology, trend, and survival of gallbladder cancer in the United States from 1973 to 2009. We utilized the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database (SEER). Frequency and rate analyses on demographics, stage, and survival were compared among non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. A total of 18,124 cases were reported in SEER from 1973 to 2009 comprising 1...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301395/increased-anatomic-severity-in-appendicitis-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-a-south-african-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Victor Y Kong, Johnathon M Aho, John L Bruce, Stephanie F Polites, Grant L Laing, Martin D Zielinski, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Severity of emergency general surgery diseases (EGS) has not been standardized until recently. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) proposed an anatomic severity grading system for EGS diseases to facilitate communication and quality comparisons between providers and hospitals. Previous work has demonstrated validity of the system for appendicitis in the United States. In order to demonstrate generalizability, we aim to externally validate this grading system in South African patients with appendicitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300288/trends-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-patients-on-dialysis
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Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Sahil Agrawal, Aakash Garg, Divyanshu Mohananey, Abhishek Sharma, Manyoo Agarwal, Lohit Garg, Nikhil Agrawal, Amitoj Singh, Sudip Nanda, Jamshid Shirani
Dialysis patients are at high risk for infective endocarditis (IE); however, no large contemporary data exist on this issue. We examined outcomes of 44 816 patients with IE on dialysis and 202 547 patients with IE not on dialysis from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2006 thorough 2011. Dialysis patients were younger (59 ± 15 years vs 62 ± 18 years) and more likely to be female (47% vs 40%) and African-American (47% vs 40%; all P < 0.001). Hospitalizations for IE in the dialysis group increased from 175 to 222 per 10 000 patients (P trend  = 0...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299887/fibroepithelial-lesions-in-the-breast-of-adolescent-females-a-clinicopathological-study-of-54-cases
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Dara S Ross, Dilip D Giri, Muzaffar M Akram, Jeffrey P Catalano, Cristina Olcese, Kimberly J Van Zee, Edi Brogi
Fibroepithelial lesions (FELs) are the most frequent breast tumors in adolescent females. The pubertal hormonal surge could impact the growth and microscopic appearance of FELs in this age group. In this study, we evaluate the morphology and clinical behavior of FELs in adolescents. We searched the 1992-2012 pathology data base for FELs in females 18 years old or younger (F ≤18 years). Seven FELs from 1975 to 1983 were also included. Three pathologists reviewed all available material. Patient (pt) characteristics and follow-up information were obtained from electronic medical records...
March 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299259/facial-feminization-surgical-modification-for-indian-european-and-african-faces
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S M Balaji
INTRODUCTION: Gender reassignment surgery for facial feminization is being increasingly sought out by males with gender nonconformity issues. Noninvasive camouflage measures such as changing hairstyle, makeup, and filler inserts often do not fetch desired long lasting effects and surgery is sought as a last resort. The facial feminization surgery (FFS) for Indian faces, has no definitive protocol till date and largely remains as an arbitrary undertaking based on individual patient's perception, expectation, and surgeon's ability...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293491/disparities-in-utilization-of-jaw-surgery-for-treatment-of-sleep-apnea-a-nationwide-analysis
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Ravi K Garg, Ying Shan, Jeffrey A Havlena, Ahmed M Afifi
BACKGROUND: Maxillomandibular advancement has been shown to be one of the most effective operations for management of severe obstructive sleep apnea, yet pharyngeal surgery is more commonly performed. The goal of this study was to identify socioeconomic factors associated with this phenomenon. METHODS: Patients aged 14 or older with a primary hospital diagnosis of sleep apnea were identified using the National Inpatient Sample from 2005 to 2012. ICD9 codes were used to determine whether a pharyngeal or jaw procedure was performed...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292777/trends-in-operating-room-based-glaucoma-procedures-in-france-from-2005-to-2014-a-nationwide-study
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Alain M Bron, Anne-Sophie Mariet, Eric Benzenine, Louis Arnould, Vincent Daien, Jean François Korobelnik, Catherine Quantin, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher
PURPOSE: To report the trends in operating room-based glaucoma procedures from 2005 to 2014 in France. METHODS: We identified operating room-based glaucoma procedures (trabeculectomies, deep sclerectomies, aqueous shunts and ciliary body destructions) performed in France from 2005 to 2014 by means of billing codes from a national database. The annual rates and incidence of these procedures per 100 000 inhabitants were analysed globally and in three age groups: 0-14 years, 15-59 years and over 60 years...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290955/dynamic-insights-on-surgical-activity-in-a-new-modern-warfare-the-french-role-2-in-bangui-central-african-republic
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Olivier Barbier, Pierre Pasquier, Maelle Racle, Yoann Baudoin, Brice Malgras
INTRODUCTION: In December 2013, France deployed more than 2,000 soldiers in Central African Republic with two main missions, to restore security and to improve the humanitarian situation. The objectives of this article were to analyze the surgical activity of forward surgical teams in Central African Republic over 2 years and to discuss features of training for deployed surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From December 5, 2013, to September 30, 2015, we retrospectively reviewed the electronic surgical database...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281432/the-impact-of-a-modified-world-health-organization-surgical-safety-checklist-on-maternal-outcomes-in-a-south-african-setting-a-stratified-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Naidoo, J Moodley, P Gathiram, B Sartorius
BACKGROUND: In South Africa (SA), the Saving Mothers Reports have shown an alarming increase in deaths during or after caesarean delivery. OBJECTIVE: To improve maternal surgical safety in KwaZulu-Natal Province, SA, by implementing the modified World Health Organization surgical safety checklist for maternity care (MSSCL) in maternity operating theatres. METHODS: The study was a stratified cluster-randomised controlled trial conducted from March to November 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273606/an-impressive-choledochal-cyst-and-its-surgical-resection
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Nhu Thao Nguyen Galván, Kayla Kumm, Dor Yoeli, Ellen Witte, Michael Kueht, Ronald Timothy Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
INTRODUCTION: Choledochal cysts are rare congenital dilations of the biliary tree that can present with non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice, cholelithiasis and pancreatitis. Although most commonly identified in children, they can be found in the adult population. However, because of the non-specific symptoms, this diagnosis may be difficult to make in the adult. A physician therefore must keep this diagnosis within their differential, as it may arise in an unexpected patient population who may present with a convoluted work up...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264832/retrospective-review-of-surgical-availability-and-readiness-in-8-african-countries
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D A Spiegel, B Droti, P Relan, S Hobson, M N Cherian, K O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess surgical availability and readiness in 8 African countries using the WHO's Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool. SETTING: We analysed data for surgical services, including basic and comprehensive surgery, comprehensive obstetric care, blood transfusion, and infection prevention, obtained from the WHO's SARA surveys in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Mauritania, Benin, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259263/prognosis-of-significant-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-events-in-severe-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Benjamin T Bjerke, Daniel M Zuchelli, Venu M Nemani, Ronald G Emerson, Han Jo Kim, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring has become a standard tool for mitigating neurologic injury during spinal deformity surgery. Significant monitoring changes during deformity correction are relatively uncommon. This study characterizes precipitating factors for neurologic injury and relates significant events and postoperative neurologic prognosis. METHODS: All spinal deformity surgeries at a West African hospital over a 12-month period were reviewed...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256392/endometrial-cancer-associated-biomarkers-in-bariatric-surgery-candidates-exploration-of-racial-differences
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Faina Linkov, Sharon L Goughnour, Robert P Edwards, Anna Lokshin, Ramesh C Ramanathan, Giselle G Hamad, Carol McCloskey, Dana H Bovbjerg
BACKGROUND: Obesity is the main risk factor for endometrial cancer (EC), the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States. A number of potential risk biomarkers have been associated with EC development, including altered proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and adipokines. OBJECTIVES: The overarching aim of this research is to investigate racial differences in the expression of EC-associated biomarkers among bariatric surgery candidates. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 175 women aged 18 to 72 (mean age: 42...
January 13, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240464/severe-post-pancreatoduodenectomy-haemorrhage-an-analytical-review-based-on-118-consecutive-pancreatoduodenectomy-patients-in-a-south-african-academic-hospital
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M M Bernon, J E J Krige, E Jonas, J C Kloppers, S Burmeister, N G Naidoo, S J Beningfield
BACKGROUND: Bleeding after a major pancreatic resection, although uncommon, has serious implications and substantial mortality rates. AIM: To analyse our experience with severe post-pancreatoduodenectomy haemorrhage (PPH) over the last 7 years to establish the incidence, causes, intervention required and outcome. METHOD: All patients who underwent a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) between January 2008 and December 2015 were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
September 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228841/an-update-on-the-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa
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V Vanderpuye, S Grover, N Hammad, PoojaPrabhakar, H Simonds, F Olopade, D C Stefan
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the challenges of cancer management and attempts at improving outcomes in Africa. Even though South and North Africa are better resourceds to tackle the burden of breast cancer, similar poor prognostic factors are common to all countries. The five-year overall Survival rate for breast cancer patients does not exceed 60% for any low and middle-income country (LMIC) in Africa. In spite of the gains achieved over the past decade, certain characteristics remain the same such as limited availability of breast conservation therapies, inadequate access to drugs, few oncology specialists and adherence to harmful socio-cultural practices...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196403/morphologic-patterns-formed-by-the-anomalous-fibers-occurring-along-the-anterior-capsule-of-the-crystalline-lens-in-people-with-the-long-anterior-zonule-trait
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Daniel K Roberts, Yongyi Yang, Christina E Morettin, Tricia L Newman, Mary F Roberts, Jacob T Wilensky
People with the long anterior zonule (LAZ) trait, which may have prevalence near 2%, have zonular fibers that extend more central than usual along the anterior capsule of the crystalline lens. The anomalous fibers can be observed in vivo with clinical slit lamp biomicroscopy after pharmacologic pupil dilation, and although minimally studied, the LAZ trait may have importance to glaucoma, retinal degeneration, and cataract surgery. To further characterize LAZ morphology, a custom computer program was used to trace LAZ fibers seen on retro-illumination photos acquired during previous study at an academic, urban eye care facility in Chicago, IL...
February 14, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188167/hidradenitis-suppurativa-neutrophilic-dermatoses-and-diverticular-disease-in-a-young-african-american-patient
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Kavita Darji, Maulik M Dhandha, Mary Guo
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium of apocrine sweat glands, manifesting as painful and exudative papules, pustules, cysts or nodules. This inflammatory condition often presents with other systemic and cutaneous disorders. We present the case of an African-American man with HS who was also diagnosed with neutrophilic dermatoses and diverticular disease. Neutrophilic dermatosis was identified based on histopathology findings. Our patient underwent multiple surgeries for flaring of his skin condition...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187056/operative-mortality-rates-of-acoustic-neuroma-surgery-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#20
Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
INTRODUCTION: Optimal acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves choosing between three treatment modalities: microsurgical excision, radiation, or observation with serial imaging. The reported in-hospital mortality rate of surgery for AN in the United States is 0.5%. However, there has yet to be a nationwide examination of the AN surgery mortality rate encompassing the period beyond initial hospital discharge. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients receiving surgery...
February 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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