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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909889/long-term-results-of-a-modified-expansion-sphincter-pharyngoplasty-for-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Anne-Sophie Despeghel, Lisabeth Mus, Catherine Dick, Stephan Vlaminck, Rudolf Kuhweide, Bob Lerut, Kato Speleman, Anne-Sophie Vinck, Tom Vauterin
Our aim was to evaluate the long-term objective and subjective results of a modified expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) technique in patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Single center prospective study of 35 patients underwent an ESP as a primary surgical treatment between June 2012 and September 2015 at the hospital AZ Sint-Jan Bruges-Ostend. Patients were divided into non-OSAS and OSAS (AHI >5). Primary outcome parameters were the Epworth Sleeping Scale (ESS, reduction and score less then 10) and the Visual Analogue Score of snoring (VAS, assessed by partner) evaluated at 3 months and 1 year...
December 1, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906834/successful-continuation-of-hcv-treatment-following-liver-transplantation
#2
Carlos Fernández Carrillo, Gonzalo Crespo, Juan de la Revilla, Lluís Castells, Maria Buti, José Luis Montero, Emilio Fábrega, Inmaculada Fernández, Cristina Serrano-Millán, Victoria Hernández, José Luis Calleja, María-Carlota Londoño
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend that patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver disease be treated for HCV before liver transplant (LT) to eliminate the virus prior to surgery. However, the unpredictability of donor organ availability may limit treatment duration. Interruption of HCV treatment with resumption post-LT is one potential solution which has not been investigated widely. METHODS: Patients from 5 clinical centres included in the large, national, noninterventional Hepa-C registry who started treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) while awaiting LT were identified retrospectively and followed up prospectively...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904844/cardiothoracic-surgical-experience-in-ghana
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REVIEW
Mark Tettey, Martin Tamatey, Frank Edwin
Ghana is one of the few low-to-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa able to consistently sustain a cardiothoracic program with locally trained staff for more than two decades. Cardiothoracic surgery practice in Ghana started in 1964 but faltered from a combination of political and the economic problems. In 1989, Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a Ghanaian cardiothoracic surgeon trained in Hannover, rekindled interest in cardiothoracic surgery and in establishing a National Cardiothoracic Centre. His vision and leadership has brought cardiothoracic surgery practice in Ghana to its current high level...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904841/the-rebirth-of-cardiac-surgery-in-sudan
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Ahmed ElSayed, Elamin Elawad Elnur
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is nowadays an integral part of a complete national health service. METHODS: In this paper the rebirth of cardiac surgery in Sudan from 1998 till 2007 is given by means of a literature search, personal interviews and searching hospital records. RESULTS: A summary of the initial birth of these services in 1959 till its demise in 1993 is first mentioned to set the stage for the subsequent period of sustainable growth...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901414/cognitive-deficits-and-inflammatory-response-resulting-from-mild-to-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats-are-exacerbated-by-repeated-pre-exposure-to-an-innate-stress-stimulus
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Michaël Ogier, Amor Belmeguenai, Thomas Lieutaud, Béatrice Georges, Sandrine Bouvard, Emilie Carré, Frédéric Canini, Laurent Bezin
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in both military and civilian populations, and often results in neurobehavioral sequelae that impair quality of life in both patients and their family. Although individuals who are chronically exposed to stress are more likely to experience TBI, it is still unknown whether pre-injury stress influences the outcome after TBI. The present study tested whether behavioral and cognitive long-term outcome after TBI in rats is affected by prior exposure to an innate stress stimulus...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900707/fluoroscopy-guided-biodegradable-spacer-implantation-using-local-anesthesia-safety-and-efficacy-study-in-patients-with-massive-rotator-cuff-tears
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E Gervasi, E Maman, A Dekel, E Cautero
BACKGROUND: The management of massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs) is challenging and associated with a high failure rates. Studies have shown that advanced age, lower American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status score and concomitant comorbidities are associated with higher risks of death and postoperative complications. This study was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopy-guided biodegradable spacer implantation under local anesthesia, in patients with MRCT and comorbidities completely or partially contraindicating surgeries under general anesthesia...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899816/bariatric-surgery-for-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Ninh T Nguyen, J Esteban Varela
Obesity is one of the most important public health conditions worldwide. Bariatric surgery for severe obesity is an effective treatment that results in the improvement and remission of many obesity-related comorbidities, as well as providing sustained weight loss and improvement in quality of life. Contemporary bariatric operations include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band and the duodenal switch. The vast majority of these procedures are now performed using laparoscopic technique, the main advantages of which include rapid recovery, the reduction of postoperative pain and the reduction of wound-related complications, compared with open surgery...
November 30, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898477/costs-and-length-of-stay-for-the-acute-care-of-patients-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-following-cervical-trauma-the-impact-of-early-transfer-to-specialized-acute-sci-center
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Étienne Bourassa-Moreau, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVE: Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) centers aim to optimize outcome following SCI. However, there is no timeframe to transfer patients from regional to SCI centers in order to promote cost-efficiency of acute care. Our objective was to compare costs and length of stay (LOS) following early and late transfer to the SCI center. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study involving 116 individuals was conducted. Group 1 (n = 87) was managed in an SCI center promptly after the trauma, whereas group 2 (n = 29) was transferred to the SCI center only after surgery...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898172/association-between-hospital-readmission-and-acute-and-sustained-delays-in-functional-recovery-during-18-months-after-elective-surgery-the-successful-aging-after-elective-surgery-study
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Margaret A Pisani, Asha Albuquerque, Edward R Marcantonio, Richard N Jones, Ray Yun Gou, Tamara G Fong, Eva M Schmitt, Douglas Tommet, Ilean I Isaza Aizpurua, David C Alsop, Sharon K Inouye, Thomas G Travison
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of hospital readmission on functional recovery after elective surgery in older adults. DESIGN: Prospective cohort of individuals aged 70 and older undergoing elective surgery, enrolled from June 2010 to August 2013. SETTING: Two academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling older adults (N = 566; mean age ± standard deviation 77 ± 5) undergoing major elective surgery and expected to be admitted for at least 3 days...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897120/dropless-cataract-surgery-an-overview
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Richard L Lindstrom, M Stewart Galloway, Andrzej Grzybowski, Jeffrey T Liegner
Risk reduction and the attainment of good outcomes in contemporary cataract surgery depend in part on patient compliance with a postoperative regimen of topical eye drops. Topical drops are expensive and challenging to instill properly for patients. The consequences of noncompliance or poor compliance can be significant for the patient (in the case of a complication) and for society (in the case of development of antibiotic resistance). For all of these reasons, new approaches that reduce the need for topical therapy are beginning to emerge, including intracameral injection, sustained or slow-release drug delivery mechanisms, and the recently introduced "Dropless cataract surgery," which involves intravitreal injection of single-use, compounded combination of antibiotics and corticosteroids...
November 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895366/intra-operative-implantation-errors-during-austin-moore-hemiarthroplasty
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Zohaib Gulzar Naqvi, Javed Ali Markhand, Syed Kamran Ahmed, Amin Chinoy, Mansoor Ali Khan
Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty is an established treatment in elderly patients with neck of femur fractures. Being commonly performed, it is also associated with several technical errors of implantation which results in complications and failure requiring revision surgery. This retrospective pre- and post-operative radiographic study to determine the frequency of technical errors was conducted at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of 50 patients who underwent Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty between January and November 2016...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894853/concurrent-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-of-21-cases
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Chih-Wei Hsiao, Jui-Tein Shih, Sheng-Tsai Hung
PURPOSE: Concurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and pronator syndrome are rarely considered and the proximal compression sites are easily overlooked. We retrospectively studied 21 concurrent cases in our series from 2009 to 2015 and report the results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The typical symptoms were pain, tingling, and numbness of the radial 3½ digits. If paresthesia involved the thenar eminence and proximal forearm pain was noted in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome combined with pronator syndrome was considered...
November 25, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892915/patient-access-improving-wait-times-in-a-specialty-clinic
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Tarina Kwong
A vascular surgery clinic in an academic center faced many delays for patients in gaining access to an appointment. In January 2014, wait times from referral to patient appointment were estimated to be 3 to 4 weeks. A 6-month pilot project was conducted from January 2014 through June 2014 with the aim of scheduling 50% of new patients within 7 days of referral. The clinic manager, medical director, clinic staff, and clerical team worked in partnership to initiate a series of interventions to reduce the backlog of patients, implement scheduling guidelines, and use nurse practitioners to improve practice efficiencies...
January 2016: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892423/a-european-study-on-effectiveness-and-sustainability-of-current-cardiac-rehabilitation-programmes-in-the-elderly-design-of-the-eu-care-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eva Prescott, Esther P Meindersma, Astrid E van der Velde, Jose R Gonzalez-Juanatey, Marie Christine Iliou, Diego Ardissino, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Uwe Zeymer, Leonie F Prins, Arnoud Wj Van't Hof, Matthias Wilhelm, Ed P de Kluiver
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence-based intervention to increase survival and quality of life. Yet studies consistently show that elderly patients are less frequently referred to CR, show less uptake and more often drop out of CR programmes. DESIGN: The European study on effectiveness and sustainability of current cardiac rehabilitation programmes in the elderly (EU-CaRE) project consists of an observational study and an open prospective, investigator-initiated multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving mobile telemonitoring guided CR (mCR)...
October 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884774/esponsive-multifunctional-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-for-elastic-matrix-regenerative-repair
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Balakrishnan Sivaraman, Ganesh Swaminathan, Lee Moore, Jonathan Fox, Dhruv Seshadri, Shataakshi Dahal, Ivan Stoilov, Maciej Zborowski, Robert Mecham, Anand Ramamurthi
: Arresting or regressing growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), localized expansions of the abdominal aorta are contingent on inhibiting chronically overexpressed matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)-2 and -9 that disrupt elastic matrix within the aortic wall, concurrent with providing a stimulus to augmenting inherently poor auto-regeneration of these matrix structures. In a recent study we demonstrated that localized, controlled and sustained delivery of doxycycline (DOX; a tetracycline-based antibiotic) from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs), enhances elastic matrix deposition and MMP-inhibition at a fraction of the therapeutically effective oral dose...
November 21, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884193/reorganising-specialist-cancer-surgery-for-the-twenty-first-century-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-respect-21
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Naomi J Fulop, Angus I G Ramsay, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Michael Aitchison, Ruth J Boaden, Veronica Brinton, Caroline S Clarke, John Hines, Rachael M Hunter, Claire Levermore, Satish B Maddineni, Mariya Melnychuk, Caroline M Moore, Muntzer M Mughal, Catherine Perry, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, David C Shackley, Jonathan Vickers, Stephen Morris
BACKGROUND: There are longstanding recommendations to centralise specialist healthcare services, citing the potential to reduce variations in care and improve patient outcomes. Current activity to centralise specialist cancer surgical services in two areas of England provides an opportunity to study the planning, implementation and outcomes of such changes. London Cancer and Manchester Cancer are centralising specialist surgical pathways for prostate, bladder, renal, and oesophago-gastric cancers, so that these services are provided in fewer hospitals...
November 25, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882558/effects-of-voice-sparing-cricotracheal-resection-on-phonation-in-women
#18
Kristine Tanner, Christopher Dromey, Mark L Berardi, Lisa M Mattei, Jenny L Pierce, Jonathan J Wisco, Eric J Hunter, Marshall E Smith
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with idiopathic subglottic stenosis (SGS) are at risk for voice disorders prior to and following surgical management. This study examined the nature and severity of voice disorders in patients with SGS before and after a revised cricotracheal resection (CTR) procedure designed to minimize adverse effects on voice function. METHOD: Eleven women with idiopathic SGS provided presurgical and postsurgical audio recordings. Voice Handicap Index (VHI) scores were also collected...
November 24, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882016/sacrohysteropexy-performed-as-uterus-conserving-surgery-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-review-of-case-files
#19
Ayesha Khan, Riffat Jaleel, Farah Deeba Nasrullah
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome and safety of sacrohysteropexy as uterus conserving surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in young women and to assess patients' satisfaction with the procedure. METHODS: This is a case series of patients operated at Sind Government Lyari General Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi, between January, 2007 to October, 2015. Data of the patients who had sacrohysteropexy were reviewed. Complications during surgery and post-operative period including haemorrhage, visceral injury, paralytic ileus and peritonitis were studied...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880008/head-and-neck-surgical-subspecialty-training-in-africa-sustainable-models-to-improve-cancer-care-in-developing-countries
#20
Johannes J Fagan, Mark Zafereo, Joyce Aswani, James L Netterville, Wayne Koch
BACKGROUND: Cancer poses a health crisis in the developing world where surgery is the mainstay of treatment for head and neck cancers. However, a shortage of surgeons with appropriate skills exists. How do we train head and neck surgeons in developing countries and avoid a brain drain? The ideal model provides appropriate affordable training leading to establishment of head and neck cancer centers that teach and train others. METHODS: Different head and neck surgery training models are presented based on the personal experiences of the authors...
November 23, 2016: Head & Neck
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