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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239917/decrease-in-mortality-of-adult-epilepsy-patients-since-1980-lessons-learned-from-a-hospital-based-cohort
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C A Granbichler, W Oberaigner, G Kuchukhidze, J-P Ndayisaba, A Ndayisaba, A Taylor, G Bauer, G Luef, E Trinka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data on mortality in patients with epilepsy have been available since the 1800s. They consistently show a 2-3-fold increase compared to the general population. Despite major advances in diagnostic tools and treatment options, there is no evidence for a decrease in premature deaths. The temporal trend of mortality in a hospital-based epilepsy cohort over three decades was assessed. METHODS: A hospital-based incidence cohort was recruited from a specialized epilepsy outpatient clinic at Innsbruck Medical University between 1980 and 2007, divided by decade into three cohorts and followed for 5 years after initial epilepsy diagnosis...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239833/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial-compared-with-a-concurrent-national-database
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E Stenberg, E Szabo, J Ottosson, I Näslund
BACKGROUND: RCTs are the standard for assessing medical interventions, but they may not be feasible and their external validity is sometimes questioned. This study aimed to compare results from an RCT on mesenteric defect closure during laparoscopic gastric bypass with those from a national database containing data on the same procedure, to shed light on the external validity of the RCT. METHODS: Patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery within an RCT conducted between 1 May 2010 and 14 November 2011 were compared with those who underwent the same procedure in Sweden outside the RCT over the same time interval...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239589/thyroglossal-duct-cysts-a-clinicosurgical-experience
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Suhail Amin Patigaroo, Nisar Hussain Dar, Aleena Shafi Jallu, Rauf Ahmad
Thyroglossal cyst is the most common congenital neck mass and occurs in 7% of the population. They occur due to failure of thyroglossal duct to involute and atrophy thyroglossal duct cysts often occur in pediatric patients. Majority of them are found infrahyoid region. The purpose of the present study is to report our 5 year clinical experience of thyroglossal cysts in terms of clinical features and surgical findings with special emphasis on naked eye extend of patent thyroglossal duct when present. To the best of our knowledge this is first clinical study which has reported the extend of thyroglossal duct on naked eye...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239587/manoeuvres-to-improve-endoscopic-visualization-of-hypopharynx
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Pooja Thakur, V K Poorey
The more progress achieved in endoscopy, the more superficial cancers in head and neck region have been diagnosed. There are, however, some areas difficult to observe, particularly the hypopharynx, due to closure of this space. Examination of hypopharynx form an essential part of head and neck examination especially in the suspected malignancies as well as in the cases with unknown primary. As the flexible fiber-optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy forms an essential part of examination of hypopharynx, the present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of various manoeuvres devised to aid in better visualization of the hypopharynx...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239542/a-case-of-mixed-dust-pneumoconiosis-with-desquamative-interstitial-pneumonia-like-reaction-in-an-aluminum-welder
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Yuki Iijima, Masashi Bando, Hideaki Yamasawa, Hiroshi Moriyama, Tamiko Takemura, Toshiro Niki, Yukihiko Sugiyama
A 60-year-old man presented with an 18-month history of gradually worsening cough and a 12-month history of dyspnea on exertion. High-resolution computed tomography showed bilateral uniform ground grass opacity in the lower lung fields, partially resolved by smoking cessation. A tentative diagnosis of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) was made. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was performed and pathological analysis showed peribronchiolar fibrosis with intra-alveolar macrophage infiltration. Elemental analysis detected aluminum and iron in the upper lobe and only iron in the lower lobe...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239482/aggressive-clinical-approach-to-obesity-improves-metabolic-and-clinical-outcomes-and-can-prevent-bariatric-surgery-a-single-center-experience
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Flavio A Cadegiani, Gustavo C Diniz, Gabriella Alves
BACKGROUND: The number of bariatric procedures has exponentially increased in the past decade, as a result of the lack of successful clinical weight-loss interventions. The main reasons for the failure of clinical obesity management are: (1) anti-obesity medications are administered as monotherapies (or pre-combined drugs); (2) lack of combination between pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacological modalities; (3) short duration of pharmacotherapy for obesity; (4) lack of weight-loss maintenance strategies; (5) misunderstanding of the complex pathophysiology of obesity; and (6) underprescription of anti-obesity medications...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239313/second-korean-guidelines-for-the-management-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Chang Hwan Choi, Won Moon, You Sun Kim, Eun Soo Kim, Bo-In Lee, Yunho Jung, Yong Sik Yoon, Heeyoung Lee, Dong Il Park, Dong Soo Han
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by a relapsing and remitting course. The direct and indirect costs of the treatment of UC are high, and the quality of life of patients is reduced, especially during exacerbation of the disease. The incidence and prevalence of UC in Korea are still lower than those of Western countries, but have been rapidly increasing during the past decades. Various medical and surgical therapies, including biologics, are currently used for the management of UC...
January 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238704/effectiveness-of-a-perioperative-transthoracic-ultrasound-training-program-for-students-and-residents
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Juliet June Ray, Jonathan P Meizoso, Valerie Hart, Davis Horkan, Vicente Behrens, Krishnamurti A Rao, Charles A Karcutskie, Joshua Lenchus, Carl I Schulman, Roman Dudaryk
OBJECTIVE: Focused ultrasound (US) is being incorporated across all levels of medical education. Although many comprehensive US courses exist, their scope is broad, requiring expert instructors, access to simulation, and extensive time commitment by the learner. We aim to compare learning across levels of training and specialties using a goal-directed, web-based course without live skills training. DESIGN: A prospective observational study of students and residents from medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238701/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subcallosal-cingulate-for-treatment-refractory-anorexia-nervosa-1-year-follow-up-of-an-open-label-trial
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Nir Lipsman, Eileen Lam, Matthew Volpini, Kalam Sutandar, Richelle Twose, Peter Giacobbe, Devin J Sodums, Gwenn S Smith, D Blake Woodside, Andres M Lozano
BACKGROUND: Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness. Brain circuits believed to drive anorexia nervosa symptoms can be accessed with surgical techniques such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). Initial results suggest that DBS of the subcallosal cingulate is safe and associated with improvements in mood and anxiety. Here, we investigated the safety, clinical, and neuroimaging outcomes of DBS of the subcallosal cingulate in a group of patients during 12 months of active stimulation...
February 23, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238560/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-modalities-for-287-malignant-and-benign-salivary-tumors-a-cohort-study
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Yair Israel, Adi Rachmiel, Gil Ziv, Rafael Nagler
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland tumors (SGT's), 3-10% of head/neck tumors, exhibit a striking range of morphological diversity. This minimally symptomatic disease can be challenging to diagnose, and therapeutic policy is still controversial. METHODS: We compared benign and malignant cohorts according to diagnostic modality utilized and therapeutic modality administered over 20 years in a single medical center. RESULTS: Of 287 cases, 216 had benign tumors and 71 had malignant tumors...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238559/clinical-course-and-therapeutic-outcomes-of-operatively-and-non-operatively-managed-patients-with-denosumab-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-dronj
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Sebastian Hoefert, Anna Yuan, Adelheid Munz, Martin Grimm, Ashraf Elayouti, Siegmar Reinert
PURPOSE: Details regarding risk factors, onset, and outcomes for denosumab-related osteonecrosis (DRONJ) are sparse. This study examines the clinical characteristics and operative and non-operative therapeutic outcomes in patients with DRONJ not previously exposed to other antiresorptives. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was conducted, and data were collected, including clinical findings, management, healing outcomes, and radiologic, histologic, and micro-computed tomography (CT) analyses...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238250/atrial-septostomy-as-a-bridge-to-replace-a-thrombosed-mechanical-aortic-valve-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Adarsh Katamreddy, David F Snipelisky, Mackram F Eleid
Atrial septostomy is an infrequently used percutaneous technique to decompress either side of the heart. Here, a case is reported of atrial septostomy performed as an emergency 'bridge' procedure in a hemodynamically unstable 62-year-old man with acute mechanical prosthetic aortic valve thrombosis requiring peripheral venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO was placed emergently as the patient suffered cardiac arrest during anesthesia induction for surgical replacement of the thrombosed prosthetic aortic valve...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238200/left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-case-series-and-technical-report
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C McNamara, P Cullen, M Rackauskas, R Kelly, K E O'Sullivan, J Galvin, D Eaton
BACKGROUND: Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) is a surgical procedure that has been shown to have an antiarrhythmic and antifibrillatory effect. Evidence indicating its antiarrhythmic effect has been available for over 100 years. It involves the removal of the lower half of the stellate ganglion and T2-T4 of the sympathetic ganglia and is carried out as either a unilateral or bilateral procedure. With advancements in thoracic surgery, it can be safely performed via a minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) approach resulting in significantly less morbidity and a shortened inpatient stay...
February 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238091/patient-reported-symptoms-of-radiation-dermatitis-during-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-a-pilot-study
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Jieun Lee, Won Park, Doo Ho Choi, Seung Jae Huh, Im-Ryung Kim, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho
PURPOSE: To find out which symptoms most frequently and severely affect breast cancer patients during radiotherapy and how patients manage the symptoms and unmet needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 111 patients who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer from January to April 2015 at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Participants were asked about symptoms and discomfort due to radiotherapy, management methods for radiation dermatitis, unmet needs for radiation dermatitis care, and clinical and socio-demographic information...
February 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238058/training-or-non-surgical-factors-what-determines-a-good-surgical-performance-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cornelia Lindlohr, R Lefering, S Saad, M M Heiss, C Pape-Köhler
BACKGROUND: Acquiring laparoscopic skills is a necessity for every young surgeon. Whether it is a talent or a non-surgical skill that determines the surgical performance of an endoscopic operation has been discussed for years. In other disciplines aptitude testing has become the norm. Airlines, for example, have implemented assessments to test the natural aptitude of future pilots to predict their performance later on. In the medical field, especially surgery, there are no similar comparable tests implemented or even available...
February 25, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237970/clinical-predictors-of-length-of-stay-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Ari Cedars, Lawrence Benjamin, Sara V Burns, Eric Novak, Amit Amin
OBJECTIVE: Length of stay (LOS) is a major driver of inpatient care costs. To date, few studies have investigated risk factors associated with increased LOS in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). In the present work, we sought to address this knowledge gap. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of the State Inpatient Databases from Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska and New York. We analysed data on admissions in patients with ACHD and constructed a series of hierarchical regression models to identify the clinical factors having the greatest effects on LOS...
February 25, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237969/stenting-the-fontan-pathway-in-paediatric-patients-with-obstructed-extracardiac-conduits
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Floris E A Udink Ten Cate, Uwe Trieschmann, Ingo Germund, Tobias Hannes, Mathias Emmel, Gerardus Bennink, Narayanswami Sreeram
OBJECTIVES: An unobstructed extracardiac conduit (ECC) is essential for optimal Fontan haemodynamics. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and results of percutaneous transcatheter stenting of the ECC in paediatric patients with a significant Fontan pathway obstruction. METHODS: Our institutional database was searched to identify all Fontan patients who had a stent placed in their ECC. Medical records, cardiac catheterisation data and echocardiographic investigations were reviewed...
February 25, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237869/the-role-of-image-guided-therapy-in-the-management-of-colorectal-cancer-metastatic-disease
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REVIEW
Thierry de Baere, Lambros Tselikas, Steven Yevich, Valérie Boige, Frederic Deschamps, Michel Ducreux, Diane Goere, France Nguyen, David Malka
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) have stressed that the option for treating oligometastatic disease is a strategy of local ablative therapy, the goal of which is to improve disease control. The spectrum of the local ablative therapy toolbox described by the ESMO includes surgical R0 resection, percutaneous ablation and intra-arterial therapies, the choice of treatment being left to the multidisciplinary team. Interventional therapy involving image-guided treatment offers the possibility of less invasive treatments for colorectal cancer metastases in the liver, lung and bone by preserving from toxicity distant healthy organs or even parts of the diseased organs...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237833/stable-psychological-functioning-after-surgery-for-epilepsy-an-informant-based-perspective
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Marcie L King, Daniel Tranel
OBJECTIVE: Psychological adjustment following surgery for epilepsy has been assessed primarily with self-report measures. In the current work, we investigated pre- to postoperative changes in various dimensions of personality and behavior from the perspective of a well-known family member or friend for 27 patients operated on for medically intractable epilepsy. METHODS: For each patient, a close family member or friend ("informant") provided pre- and postoperative ratings on five dimensions of personality and behavior...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237791/long-term-incidence-of-microvascular-disease-after-bariatric-surgery-or-usual-care-in-patients-with-obesity-stratified-by-baseline-glycaemic-status-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-participants-from-the-swedish-obese-subjects-study
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Lena M S Carlsson, Kajsa Sjöholm, Cecilia Karlsson, Peter Jacobson, Johanna C Andersson-Assarsson, Per-Arne Svensson, Ingrid Larsson, Stephan Hjorth, Martin Neovius, Magdalena Taube, Björn Carlsson, Markku Peltonen
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is associated with remission of diabetes and prevention of diabetic complications in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Long-term effects of bariatric surgery on microvascular complications in patients with prediabetes are unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of bariatric surgery on incidence of microvascular complications in patients with obesity stratified by baseline glycaemic status. METHODS: Patients were recruited to the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study between Sept 1, 1987, and Jan 31, 2001...
February 22, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
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