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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527586/gastrointestinal-bowel-obstruction-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-u-s-nationwide-analysis-of-3-998-667-hospitalizations
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Kavelin Rumalla, Ashwath S Kumar, Manoj K Mittal
OBJECTIVE: The prognosis from acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is worsened by poststroke medical complications. The incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of gastrointestinal bowel obstruction (GIBO) in AIS are not known. METHODS: We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2011) to identify all patients with a primary diagnosis of AIS and subsets with and without a secondary diagnosis of GIBO without hernia. Multivariable analysis was utilized to identify risk factors for GIBO in AIS patients and the association between GIBO, in-hospital complications, and outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507961/total-hip-arthroplasty-indicated-for-a-tuberculous-coxitis-complicating-a-controlled-acquired-imunodefficiency-syndrom-condition-a-preliminary-report-concerning-a-case
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Handy Eone Daniel, Jean Emile Bayiha, Théophyle Chunteng Nana, Olivier Kennedy Muluem, Jean Bahebeck
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains controversial in active tuberculosis (TB) infection because of the risks of septic loosening and reactivation of the infection. We present a rare case of THA in a patient positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with active tuberculous coxitis. The aim of this work is to share our experience and our preliminary results. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 53-year-old Black African woman, positive for the HIV, who was operated for implantation of a THA via the Hardinge approach indicated for a severe painful hip with restriction of joint movement and limp...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501105/surviving-rectal-cancer-examination-of-racial-disparities-surrounding-access-to-care
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Meghan C Daly, Andrew D Jung, Dennis J Hanseman, Shimul A Shah, Ian M Paquette
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether survival differences are attributable to disproportionate access to stage-specific rectal cancer treatment recommended by the National Comprehensive Care Network. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the National Cancer Data Base between 1998 and 2006 was performed. A series of Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were used to compare 5-y survival among race cohorts. Propensity score matching was used to compare Caucasian and African American patients who received the same treatment by accounting for covariates...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500925/revisiting-racial-disparities-in-access-to-surgical-management-of-drug-resistant-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-post-implementation-of-affordable-care-act
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Kanika Sharma, Piyush Kalakoti, Miriam Henry, Vikas Mishra, Rosario Maria Riel-Romero, Christina Notarianni, Anil Nanda, Hai Sun
OBJECTIVES: Prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act(ACA), several reports demonstrated remarkable racial disparities in access to surgical care for epileptic patients. Implementation of ACA provided healthcare access to 7-16 million uninsured Americans. The current study investigates racial disparity post ACA era in (1) access to surgical management of drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (DRTLE); (2) short-term outcomes in the surgical cohort. PATIENT AND METHODS: Adult patients with DRTLE registered in the National Inpatient Sample (2012-2013) were identified...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500418/weight-loss-after-bariatric-surgery-do-clinical-and-behavioral-factors-explain-racial-differences
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Christina C Wee, Daniel B Jones, Caroline Apovian, Donald T Hess, Sarah N Chiodi, Ashley C Bourland, Roger B Davis, Benjamin Schneider, George L Blackburn, Edward R Marcantonio, Mary Beth Hamel
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested less weight loss among African American compared to Caucasian patients; however, few studies have been able to simultaneously account for baseline differences in other demographic, clinical, or behavioral factors. METHODS: We interviewed patients at two weight loss surgery (WLS) centers and conducted chart reviews before and after WLS. We compared weight loss post-WLS by race/ethnicity and examined baseline demographic, clinical (BMI, comorbidities, quality of life), and behavioral (eating behavior, physical activity level, alcohol intake) factors that might explain observed racial differences in weight loss at 1 and 2 years after WLS...
May 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498069/an-analysis-from-the-quality-outcomes-database-part-2-predictive-model-for-return-to-work-after-elective-surgery-for-lumbar-degenerative-disease
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Anthony L Asher, Clinton J Devin, Kristin R Archer, Silky Chotai, Scott L Parker, Mohamad Bydon, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell, Theodore Speroff, Robert S Dittus, Sharon E Philips, Christopher I Shaffrey, Kevin T Foley, Matthew J McGirt
OBJECTIVE Current costs associated with spine care are unsustainable. Productivity loss and time away from work for patients who were once gainfully employed contributes greatly to the financial burden experienced by individuals and, more broadly, society. Therefore, it is vital to identify the factors associated with return to work (RTW) after lumbar spine surgery. In this analysis, the authors used data from a national prospective outcomes registry to create a predictive model of patients' ability to RTW after undergoing lumbar spine surgery for degenerative spine disease...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496364/oligodendrogliomas-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-an-outcome-based-study-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-result-database
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Christine Sm Lau, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Oligodendrogliomas (OGs) account for <20% of all intracranial tumors and 25% of gliomas. Despite improvements in imaging techniques allowing for earlier diagnosis, OG is rare among the pediatric population. This study examines a large cohort of OG patients in an effort to define the demographic, clinical, and pathologic factors associated with clinical and survival outcomes. METHODS: Data on 7,001 OG patients were abstracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database (1973-2013)...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495049/selective-or-predominant-triceps-muscle-weakness-in-african-american-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Alon Abraham, Charles D Kassardjian, Hans D Katzberg, Vera Bril, Ari Breiner
Myasthenia gravis (MG) can lead to weakness in different patterns of muscle groups. Limb muscle weakness is most typically seen in a limb girdle pattern, although variants exist. In the current study, we aimed to describe a unique MG phenotype consisting of selective or predominant triceps muscle weakness. We performed a retrospective review of MG patients who developed focal or predominant triceps muscle weakness between 2006 and 2016. The clinical, electrophysiological and serological characteristics of these patients were examined...
April 21, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492353/laparoscopy-using-room-air-insufflation-in-a-rural-african-jungle-hospital-the-bongolo-hospital-experience-january-2006-to-december-2013
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Zachary O'Connor, Marco Faniriko, Keir Thelander, Jennifer O'Connor, David Thompson, Adrian Park
INTRODUCTION: Carbon dioxide is the standard insufflation gas for laparoscopy. However, in many areas of the world, bottled carbon dioxide is not available. Laparoscopy offers advantages over open surgery and has been practiced using filtered room air insufflation since 2006 at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa. OBJECTIVE: Our primary goal was to evaluate the safety of room air insufflation related to intraoperative and postoperative complications. Our secondary aim was to review the types of cases performed laparoscopically at our institution...
June 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492122/critical-care-admission-of-south-african-sa-surgical-patients-results-of-the-sa-surgical-outcomes-study
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David Lee Skinner, Kim De Vasconcellos, Robert Wise, Tonya Marianne Esterhuizen, Cate Fourie, Akhter Goolam Mahomed, P Dean Gopalan, Ivan Joubert, Hyla-Louise Kluyts, L Rudo Mathivha, Busisiwe Mrara, Jan P Pretorius, Guy Richards, Ollie Smith, Maryke Geertruida Louise Spruyt, Rupert M Pearse, Thandinkosi E Madiba, Bruce M Biccard, On Behalf Of The South African Surgical Outcomes Study Sasos Investigators
BACKGROUND: Appropriate critical care admissions are an important component of surgical care. However, there are few data describing postoperative critical care admission in resource-limited low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographics, organ failures, organ support and outcomes of non-cardiac surgical patients admitted to critical care units in South Africa (SA). METHODS: The SA Surgical Outcomes Study (SASOS) was a 7-day national, multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study of all patients ≥16 years of age undergoing inpatient non-cardiac surgery between 19 and 26 May 2014 at 50 government-funded hospitals...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489705/retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-occlusion-following-aqueous-misdirection-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-trait
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Samantha Dewundara, Nariman Nassiri, Johnstone M Kim, Huseyin Kadikoy, Wendewessen Amde, Justin Tannir, Bret A Hughes, Gary W Abrams
PURPOSE: To report a patient with retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion as a presenting sign of sickle cell trait following the development of aqueous misdirection syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A patient treated for bilateral chronic angle-closure glaucoma with sequential EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device surgery developed sequential bilateral aqueous misdirection syndrome. The left eye developed retinal arterial and localized choroidal vascular occlusions subsequent to an acute elevation in intraocular pressure and possibly the use of oral acetazolamide...
May 9, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485059/renal-medullary-carcinoma-a-national-analysis-of-159-patients
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Brian Ezekian, Brian Englum, Brian F Gilmore, Uttara P Nag, Jina Kim, Harold J Leraas, Jonathan C Routh, Henry E Rice, Elisabeth T Tracy
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is an aggressive malignancy seen predominantly in young males with sickle cell trait. RMC is poorly understood, with fewer than 220 cases described in the medical literature to date. We used a large national registry to define the typical presentation, treatments, and outcomes of this rare tumor. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients under 40 years of age diagnosed with RMC from 1998 to 2011. An analysis of patient and tumor characteristics, treatment details, and overall survival (OS) was undertaken, and factors associated with mortality were identified using multivariable regression analysis...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464264/concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-or-without-surgery-for-patients-with-resectable-esophageal-cancer-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Kushal B Naik, Yuan Liu, Michael Goodman, Theresa W Gillespie, Allan Pickens, Seth D Force, Conor E Steuer, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Suresh S Ramalingam, Kristin Higgins, Jonathan J Beitler, Dong M Shin, Field F Willingham, Bassel El-Rayes, Jerome C Landry, Felix G Fernandez, Nabil F Saba
BACKGROUND: Patients with resectable esophageal cancer (rEC) are managed with either concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery (CRSx) or concurrent chemoradiotherapy alone (cCR). To the authors' knowledge, there is insufficient evidence comparing the overall survival of patients treated with these 2 options. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for rEC cases diagnosed from 2003 through 2011. Patients with previous cancers, cervical rEC, clinical stage T1N0 disease, or metastasis were excluded...
May 2, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456708/who-requires-emergency-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-and-can-national-screening-programmes-reduce-this-need
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Alan Askari, Subramanian Nachiappan, Andrew Currie, Alex Bottle, John Abercrombie, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Faiz
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing emergency colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery are at higher risk of poor outcome than those managed electively. The aim of this national study is to identify groups at high risk of undergoing unplanned CRC surgery and assess short and long-term outcome in this cohort subsequent morbidity and mortality as well as quantify their long-term survival. The aim of this national study is to identify groups at high risk of undergoing unplanned CRC surgery and assess short and long-term outcome, subsequent morbidity and mortality as well as quantify their long-term survival...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451851/obesity-associated-hypertension-the-upcoming-phenotype-in-african-american-women
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REVIEW
Rohan Samson, Andrea Qi, Abhishek Jaiswal, Thierry H Le Jemtel, Suzanne Oparil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present obesity epidemic particularly affects African-American women. Whether the obesity epidemic will alter the hypertension phenotype in African-American women is entertained. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of morbid obesity is steadily increasing in African-American women, who are prone to developing hypertension (HTN) even in the absence of obesity. The obesity-associated hypertension phenotype is characterized by marked sympathetic nervous system activation and resistance/refractoriness to antihypertensive therapy...
May 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451585/where-are-they-now-evolution-of-a-nurse-anesthesia-training-school-in-ghana-and-a-survey-of-graduates
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REVIEW
Melissa G Potisek, David M Hatch, Evans Atito-Narh, Jerry Agudogo, Adeyemi J Olufolabi, Michael Rieker, Holly A Muir, Medge D Owen
Ghana, like other countries in sub-Saharan African, has limited access to surgery. One contributing factor is the inadequate number of anesthesia providers. To address this need, Kybele, Inc., a US-based non-governmental organization, partnered with the Ghana Health Service to establish the third nurse anesthesia training school (NATS) in Ghana. The school, based at Ridge Regional Hospital (RRH) in Accra, opened in October 2009. This paper describes the evolution of the training program and presents the curriculum...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441307/90-day-readmission-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery-in-new-york-state-between-2005-and-2014-a-10-year-analysis-of-a-statewide-cohort
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Ali A Baaj, Gernot Lang, Wei-Chun Hsu, Mauricio J Avila, Jialin Mao, Art Sedrakyan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To assess 90-day readmission and evaluate risk factors associated with readmission after lumbar fusion in New York State. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Readmission is becoming an important metric for quality and efficiency of healthcare. Readmission and its predictors following spine surgery are overall poorly understood and limited evidence is available specifically in lumbar fusion. METHODS: The New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPACRS) was utilized to capture patients undergoing lumbar fusion from 2005-2014...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438510/disparities-in-the-management-of-patients-with-stage-i-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-sclc-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
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Zaheer Ahmed, Lara Kujtan, Kevin F Kennedy, John R Davis, Janakiraman Subramanian
INTRODUCTION: Patients with stage I small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) are candidates for surgery; however, not much is known regarding the utilization of surgical resection in the management of stage I SCLC and the factors that determine the patient's ability to receive surgery. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database was used to identify patients with stage I SCLC from 2007 to 2013. Continuous variables were compared with 1-way analysis of variance, and categorical variables were compared with χ(2) testing...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434102/outcomes-following-surgical-management-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-does-race-matter
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Amit Jain, Emmanuel Menga, Addisu Mesfin
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a surgical emergency requiring urgent spinal decompression. Our objective is to analyze the association between race and in-hospital outcomes (complications, mortality, length of stay, and discharge disposition) in patients with CES. This is a retrospective cohort study of CES patients identified via the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2000 to 2010 in inpatient hospitalizations in the USA. The patient sample includes 46,017 patients ≥18 undergoing spine surgery for CES...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433207/correlation-of-frontal-sinus-recess-anatomy-with-ethnicity-gender-and-pathology
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Laura K House, Scott P Stringer, Samantha Seals
PURPOSE: Research on frontal sinus cells has been conflicting regarding relationship between frontal sinus cells and frontal sinus disease. There are no published studies regarding gender differences in frontal sinus disease. No comparisons between African Americans and Caucasians and frontal sinus disease have been published. This study attempts to define the above relationships as well as the relationship between number and types of cells and disease. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on sinus CT scans done from 2003 to 2011 at an academic medical center...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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