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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. In order 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, USA...
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168989/pediatric-surgical-capacity-in-africa-current-status-and-future-needs
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Asra Toobaie, Sherif Emil, Doruk Ozgediz, Sanjay Krishnaswami, Dan Poenaru
BACKGROUND: African pediatric surgery (PS) faces multiple challenges. Information regarding existing resources is limited. We surveyed African pediatric surgeons to determine available resources and clinical, educational, and collaborative needs. METHODS: Members of the Pan-African Pediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) and the Global Pediatric Surgery Network (GPSN) completed a structured email survey covering PS providers, facilities, resources, workload, education/training, disease patterns, and collaboration priorities...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163428/pediatric-cardiovascular-care-in-uganda-current-status-challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-future
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Twalib Olega Aliku, Sulaiman Lubega, Judith Namuyonga, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, John O Omagino, Craig Sable, Peter Lwabi
In many developing countries, concerted action against common childhood infectious diseases has resulted in remarkable reduction in infant and under-five mortality. As a result, pediatric cardiovascular diseases are emerging as a major contributor to childhood morbidity and mortality. Pediatric cardiac surgery and cardiac catheterization interventions are available in only a few of Sub-Saharan African countries. In Uganda, open heart surgeries (OHSs) and interventional procedures for pediatric cardiovascular disease are only possible at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), having been started with the help of expatriate teams from the years 2007 and 2012, respectively...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159039/a-radiographic-analysis-of-the-contribution-of-hallux-valgus-interphalangeus-to-the-total-valgus-deformity-of-the-hallux
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Andrew Strydom, Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas, Paulo Norberto Faria Ferrao
BACKGROUND: The hallux valgus interphalangeus (HVI) deformity is described as rare, but improved outcomes in hallux valgus (HV) surgery is associated with its surgical correction via an Akin osteotomy. The hypothesis of this study is that HVI is common and makes a significant contribution to the total valgus deformity of the hallux (TVDH). METHODS: 285 pre-operative foot radiographs (193 with HV, 92 non-HV), utilising standardised radiographic and measurement techniques, were analysed retrospectively...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152826/patient-and-clinician-perspectives-on-treatment-decision-making-for-african-american-men-with-prostate-cancer
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Sarah Abramson, Daniel Walker, Lindsey Sova, Jenny J Lin, Kezhen Fei, Rebeca Franco, Ann Scheck McAlearney
: 186 Background: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the US, yet the burden of this disease falls disproportionately on African Americans (AAs). The disparity's etiology is complex. Surgery and radiotherapy offer similar survival but historically have different rates of performance with younger and white men more likely to undergo surgery and AAs more likely to experience underuse. This study aims to examine treatment decision-making (TDM) processes for AA men from patient and physician perspectives...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152150/evaluation-of-the-quality-of-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-delivery-for-breast-cancer-care-in-the-united-states
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Bobby Daly, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Ningqi Hou, Katharine Yao, David J Winchester, Dezheng Huo
Importance: Randomized trials in breast cancer have demonstrated the clinical benefits of adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) in preventing recurrence and death. The examination of concordance with AET guidelines at a national level as a measure of quality of care is important. Objective: To investigate temporal trends and factors related to receipt of AET for breast cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective cohort study included 981 729 women with breast cancer in the National Cancer Database from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2013...
February 2, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134737/dermatophytic-pseudomycetoma-of-the-scalp
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Eduardo Castro-Echeverry, Katherine Fiala, Martin P Fernandez
Dermatophytic pseudomycetoma represents a chronic infection characterized by a tumor-like growth containing dermatophytes arranged as clustered aggregates (grains) within the dermis. In contrast to mycetomas, they lack sinus tracts and are more common in the scalp. We describe a dermatophytic pseudomycetoma arising in the scalp of an 18-year-old African-American woman. Histopathologic examination showed a dense, mixed-cell infiltrate expanding the dermis. Accompanying this infiltrate were numerous grains scattered throughout the dermis...
February 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125550/o-002-predicting-a-complicated-course-for-children-newly-diagnosed-with-crohn-s-disease-a-multicenter-inception-cohort-study
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Subra Kugathasan, Lee Denson, Thomas Walters, Mi-Ok Kim, Urko Marigorta, Melanie Schirmer, Kajari Mondal, Chunyan Liu, Michael Stephens, Robert Baldassano, James Markowitz, Ramnik Xavier, Bruce Aronow, Greg Gibson, Jeffrey Hyams, Marla Dubinsky
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) rapidly progress to a stricturing or internal penetrating phenotype that requires surgery. Despite great strides in therapy, there have not been population-level declines in the rates of these serious complications or need for surgery in CD. Effective risk stratification models to predict progression to such complications in pediatric CD are presently lacking. We aimed to develop and test a prognostic model incorporating clinical and host biology and integrated the comparative effectiveness of anti-TNF in preventing stricturing or perforating complications...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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...
February 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
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