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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333828/prehospital-blood-transfusion-programs-capabilities-and-lessons-learned
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Martin D Zielinski, James R Stubbs, Kathleen S Berns, Elon Glassberg, Alan D Murdock, Eilat Shinar, Geir Arne Sunde, Steve Williams, Mark H Yazer, Scott Zietlow, Donald H Jenkins
The Trauma and Hemostasis Oxygenation Research (THOR) network has met in Bergen, Norway every summer over the past six years in an effort to have experts in transfusion, blood banking, military medicine, and trauma surgery exchange ideas, share their experiences, and set an agenda to move the science of remote damage control resuscitation forward. In this manuscript, we supply the lessons shared from the authors/speakers to the reader. These lessons include the experiences of the Norwegian Military with freeze dried plasma and whole blood resuscitation, lessons from extreme remote damage control resuscitation situations on oceanic cruises, and remote blood product resuscitation techniques at Mayo Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328258/value-of-mdct-and-clinical-and-laboratory-data-for-predicting-the-need-for-surgical-intervention-in-suspected-small-bowel-obstruction
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Andrew Scrima, Meghan G Lubner, Scott King, Joshua Pankratz, Gregory Kennedy, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to assess the value of a large panel of clinical and MDCT variables in patients with suspected small-bowel obstruction (SBO) for predicting urgent surgical intervention (< 72 hours), bowel ischemia, and bowel resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MDCT studies performed at admission for 179 nonconsecutive adults (mean age, 55.8 years; 86 men and 93 women) with suspected SBO were retrospectively reviewed by three board-certified radiologists...
April 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317003/peri-operative-inflammatory-cytokines-in-plasma-of-the-elderly-correlate-in-prospective-study-with-postoperative-changes-in-cognitive-test-scores
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R Kline, E Wong, M Haile, S Didehvar, S Farber, A Sacks, E Pirraglia, M J de Leon, A Bekker
Increasingly, postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is recognized as a complication after surgery in the elderly; but it's etiology remains unclear. Here we examine changes in cytokine levels during both the pre-operative and postoperative period, comparing them with long term variation in cognitive test scores. Forty-one patients aged 65 and older undergoing major surgery with general anesthesia were recruited after written consent in this IRB approved study. Thirty went on to complete this prospective, non-interven-tional and non-randomized study...
August 2016: Int J Anesthesiol Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315497/risk-stratification-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Fabio Zattoni, Vincenzo Ficarra, Giacomo Novara
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) represents an important public health problem in ageing men due to frequently associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which may impair quality of life. BPH is also a progressive disease, mainly characterized by a worsening of LUTS over time, and in some patients by the occurrence of serious outcomes such as acute urinary retention and need for BPH-related surgery. The management of BPH and LUTS in men should move forward its focus on symptom control only. Indeed, the goals of therapy for BPH are not only to improve bothersome LUTS but also to identify those patients at risk of unfavourable outcomes in order to optimize their management and reduce complications...
March 18, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302741/cardiac-regeneration-lessons-from-development
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Francisco X Galdos, Yuxuan Guo, Sharon L Paige, Nathan J VanDusen, Sean M Wu, William T Pu
Palliative surgery for congenital heart disease has allowed patients with previously lethal heart malformations to survive and, in most cases, to thrive. However, these procedures often place pressure and volume loads on the heart, and over time, these chronic loads can cause heart failure. Current therapeutic options for initial surgery and chronic heart failure that results from failed palliation are limited, in part, by the mammalian heart's low inherent capacity to form new cardiomyocytes. Surmounting the heart regeneration barrier would transform the treatment of congenital, as well as acquired, heart disease and likewise would enable development of personalized, in vitro cardiac disease models...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296750/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-in-all-arthroscopic-versus-mini-open-repair-of-rotator-cuff-tears-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jin Liu, Lin Fan, Yingbo Zhu, Haotong Yu, Tianyang Xu, Guodong Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing all-arthroscopic (AA) or mini-open (MO) rotator cuff repair. METHODS: The present study evaluated 50 patients who had undergone AA repair and 50 patients who had undergone MO repair with a minimum 1-year follow-up. Every patient was asked to complete the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaires. Constant-Murley score (CMS) and active ranges, forward flexion and external rotation, were also evaluated and documented...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293940/variations-of-the-profile-of-the-nose-of-the-upper-lip
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Pierfrancesco Galzignato, Dario Bertossi, Massimo Albanese, Antonio Iurlaro, Umberto Luciano, Pietro Fiorino, Alessandro Rizzini, Daniele De Santis, Alessandro Zangani, Pierfrancesco Nocini
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyze the path needed to achieve a good aesthetic and functional result in patients treated with orthognathic surgery. METHODS: 73 patients with only III class malocclusion were treated with sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) and with Le Fort I in only one piece. Through the analysis of anatomical cephalometric tracings, changes in the skeletal base, upper incisor and nose's shape were evaluated. The statistical analysis measurements were calculated for each length and for each angle at T0 (preoperative value) and at T1 (post-operative value)...
March 14, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
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/28290459/contemporary-update-on-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniel P Nguyen, George N Thalmann
Administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy preceding radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer remains a matter of debate. Results of prospective, randomized studies have demonstrated an overall absolute survival benefit of 5% at 5 years, provided cisplatin-based combination regimens are used. Owing to the perception of a modest survival benefit, the medical community has been slow to adopt the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Other reasons for the underuse of neoadjuvant chemotherapy range from patient ineligibility to fear of delaying potentially curative surgery in nonresponders...
March 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290337/perceptions-of-australian-clients-towards-male-radiographers-working-in-breast-imaging-quantitative-results-from-a-pilot-study
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H M Warren-Forward, B Mackie, M Alchin, T Mooney, P Fitzpatrick
AIM: Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian women, therefore early breast cancer detection is essential. Female radiographers currently conduct breast screening in Australia; however there is a projected shortage. With many women already feeling apprehensive about attending a breast examination, possible proposals to fill this shortage must be carefully considered. Training male radiographers is one proposal however, this raises some gender concerns...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288778/videolaparoscopic-radical-nephrectomy-after-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-wilms-tumor-long-term-results-of-a-pioneer-group
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Ricardo Jordão Duarte, Lilian Maria Cristofani, Vicente Odone Filho, Miguel Srougi, Francisco Tibor Dénes
INTRODUCTION: A high cure rate for Wilms' tumor has been achieved using a multidisciplinary approach. The natural step forward is to offer the benefits of a minimally invasive technique for surgery, which is an obligatory part of treatment. Nevertheless, some authors resist using videolaparoscopic radical nephrectomy (VRN) because of concerns about reducing the cure index. METHODS: The present study included children with unilateral Wilms' tumor treated from December 2003 to December 2015 with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by VRN...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286987/endometriosis-after-menopause-physiopathology-and-management-of-an-uncommon-condition
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I Streuli, H Gaitzsch, J-M Wenger, P Petignat
Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent inflammatory disease that is usually characterized by infertility and pain symptoms. This disease mainly occurs during the reproductive years and is rarely diagnosed after menopause. We discuss the physiopathology of this condition after menopause as well as treatment options and the risk of malignant transformation. Occurrence or progression of postmenopausal endometriosis lesions could be related to extra-ovarian production of estrogen by endometriosis lesions and adipose tissue, which becomes the major estrogen-producing tissue after menopause...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280706/comparative-study-of-postoperative-stability-between-conventional-orthognathic-surgery-and-a-surgery-first-orthognathic-approach-after-bilateral-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy-for-skeletal-class-iii-correction
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Deuk-Hyun Mah, Su-Gwan Kim, Ji-Su Oh, Jae-Seek You, Seo-Yun Jung, Won-Gi Kim, Kyung-Hwan Yu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare the postoperative stability of conventional orthognathic surgery to a surgery-first orthognathic approach after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSRO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 20 patients who underwent BSSRO for skeletal class III conventional orthognathic surgery and 20 patients who underwent a surgery-first orthognathic approach. Serial lateral cephalograms were analyzed to identify skeletal changes before surgery (T0), immediately after surgery (T1), and after surgery (T2, after 1 year or at debonding)...
February 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280507/fine-needle-aspiration-of-thyroid-nodules-using-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-an-institutional-experience-in-a-rural-setting
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Aili Guo, Yuuki Kaminoh, Terra Forward, Frank L Schwartz, Scott Jenkinson
Background. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) remains the first-line diagnostic in management of thyroid nodules and reduces unnecessary surgeries. However, it is still challenging since cytological results are not always straightforward. This study aimed to examine the results of thyroid FNA using the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology (TBSRTC) to establish the level of accuracy of FNA procedures in a rural practice setting. Method. A retrospective chart review was conducted on existing thyroid FNA performed in a referral endocrine center between December 2011 and November 2015...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263773/discovery-of-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-marks-the-dawn-of-resolution-physiology-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Charles N Serhan
It is with great pleasure that I write this foreword and introduction to this Special Issue dedicated to the protective actions of the pro-resolving mediators and edited by my colleague Dr. Jesmond Dalli. Many of my collaborators and colleagues that helped to uncover the actions and clinical potential of the resolvins and other specialized proresolving mediators (SPM), namely, the superfamily of pro-resolving mediators that includes the resolvin (E-series, D-series and DPA-derived), protectin and maresin families, as well as the arachidonic acid-derived lipoxins, join me in this special issue...
March 3, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259041/trunk-sway-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-quantitative-assessment-in-clinical-practice
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Tomas Bäcklund, Jennifer Frankel, Hanna Israelsson, Jan Malm, Nina Sundström
BACKGROUND: In diagnosis and treatment of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), there is need for clinically applicable, quantitative assessment of balance and gait. Using a body-worn gyroscopic system, the aim of this study was to assess postural stability of iNPH patients in standing, walking and during sensory deprivation before and after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and surgery. A comparison was performed between healthy elderly (HE) and patients with various types of hydrocephalus (ventriculomegaly (VM))...
February 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251554/a-review-of-minimally-invasive-strabismus-surgery-miss-is-this-the-way-forward
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REVIEW
Ioannis Asproudis, Nikolaos Kozeis, Andreas Katsanos, Saurabh Jain, Paris G Tranos, Anastasios-Georgios P Konstas
Minimally invasive surgery is rapidly becoming the norm in medicine, as it often leads to better outcomes and earlier rehabilitation. This article reviews the principles and different techniques employed to perform minimally invasive strabismus surgery (MISS). In these techniques, strabismus surgery is performed through keyhole openings, thus reducing the risk of postoperative corneal complications, minimizing postoperative discomfort, and better preserving muscle function. MISS can be used to perform all types of strabismus surgery, namely rectus muscle recessions, resections, plications, reoperations, retroequatorial myopexy, transpositions, oblique muscle recessions, or plications even in the presence of limited motility...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251494/the-role-of-surgery-for-melanoma-in-an-era-of-effective-systemic-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Siavash Raigani, Sonia Cohen, Genevieve M Boland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent discovery of effective systemic treatments for melanoma has dramatically improved the prognosis for patients with advanced disease. As a result, the multidisciplinary management of melanoma has evolved significantly. In the past decades surgery was reserved for symptomatic palliation in patients with metastatic melanoma. Today surgical treatment of patients responding to systemic therapies has become an integral part of disease control. RECENT FINDINGS: Current efforts are focused on minimizing the morbidity of surgery (laparoscopic inguinal lymph node dissection, selective completion lymphadenectomy) as well as combining surgery with systemic therapy in novel ways (neoadjuvant targeted and/or immunotherapy, isolated limb infusion/perfusion with systemic immunotherapy)...
March 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229552/h-pylori-as-a-predictor-of-marginal-ulceration-a-nationwide-analysis
#19
Allison R Schulman, Marwan S Abougergi, Christopher C Thompson
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori has been implicated as a risk factor for development of marginal ulceration following gastric bypass, although studies have been small and yielded conflicting results. This study sought to determine the relationship between H. pylori infection and development of marginal ulceration following bariatric surgery in a nationwide analysis. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study using the 2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225738/pneumatosis-intestinalis-predictive-evaluation-study-a-multicenter-epidemiologic-study-of-the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
#20
Paula Ferrada, Rachael Callcut, Graciela Bauza, Karen R O'Bosky, Xian Luo-Owen, Nicky J Mansfield, Kenji Inaba, Jason Pasley, Nikolay Bugaev, Bruno Pereira, Forrest O Moore, Jinfeng Han, Amelia Pasley, Joseph DuBose
BACKGROUND: Our group has previously published a retrospective review defining variables predictive of transmural bowel ischemia in the setting of pneumatosis intestinalis (PI). We hypothesize this prospective study will confirm the findings of the retrospective review, enhancing legitimacy to the predictive factors for pathologic PI previously highlighted. METHODS: Data were collected using the Research Electronic Data Capture. Forward logistic regression was utilized to identify independent predictors for pathologic PI...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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