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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549099/impact-of-resident-and-fellow-changeovers-on-patient-outcomes-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Jean-David Zeitoun, Jeanne Reboul-Marty, Jérémie H Lefèvre
Findings regarding the association of cohort changeovers with patient outcomes are mixed. We sought to examine the association of resident and fellow changeovers with a comprehensive set of indicators. We performed a cross-sectional comparative study including all French teaching and non-teaching hospitals. All-cause mortality and length of stay were assessed. Focused analysis for three medical conditions (myocardial infarction, intestinal hemorrhage, stroke) and three surgical procedures (colorectal, vascular and spine surgery) was performed regarding other quality and efficiency indicators (readmissions, intensive care unit admission, transfers)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549000/a-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-complications-readmissions-discharge-dispositions-and-costs
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Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To understand medical complication rates, readmission rates, costs and discharge dispositions in ALIFs versus TLIF/PLIFs for lumbar degenerative disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Indications for anterior (ALIFs) vs posterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIFs) can vary, though benefits of anterior approach surgery include full access to the anterior column and ability to place fusion devices. METHODS: The PearlDiver Database of Medicare records was utilized for this retrospective database review...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548990/outbreaks-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Geeta Sood, Nikki Parrish
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the emerging literature on nontuberculous mycobacteria outbreaks in healthcare settings. As our ability to identify mycobacterial species develops, we are better able to recognize epidemiologic connections and better understand the prevalence and importance of these outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks in healthcare settings. RECENT FINDINGS: The number of outbreaks related to nontuberculous outbreaks is increasing because of heightened awareness and better diagnostic tests for species level identification of mycobacteria...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548927/the-impact-of-delayed-commencement-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-eight-or-more-weeks-on-survival-in-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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Young Wan Kim, Eun Hee Choi, Bo Ra Kim, Woo-Ah Ko, Yeong-Mee Do, Ik Yong Kim
BACKGROUND: To examine the impact of chemotherapy delay on survival in patients with stage II or III colon cancer and the factors associated with the delay (≥8 weeks) of adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients undergoing curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy in a national population-based cohort were included. RESULTS: Among 5355 patients, 154 (2.9%) received chemotherapy more than 8 weeks after surgery. Based on a multivariate analysis, the risk factors associated with chemotherapy delay ≥8 weeks were older age [65 to 74 years (hazard ratio [HR]=1...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548647/acute-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery-164-consecutive-cases-treated-at-a-referral-center-in-south-korea
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S H Jeong, H J Cho, H S Kim, J I Han, D W Lee, C G Kim, J W Kim
PurposeTo identify prognostic factors in patients referred with endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, and to evaluate the efficacy of primary vitrectomy as an initial management.MethodsOver an eight-year study period, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 164 patients who were referred with endophthalmitis following cataract surgery. Treatment generally conformed to standard guidelines, although primary vitrectomy was performed in several eyes with a visual acuity of hand motion or better, depending on the patient's status...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548593/bilateral-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-in-primary-meige-syndrome
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Shikun Zhan, Fafa Sun, Yixin Pan, Wei Liu, Peng Huang, Chunyan Cao, Jing Zhang, Dianyou Li, Bomin Sun
OBJECTIVE Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of primary Meige syndrome. However, assessments of its efficacy and safety have been limited to several case reports and small studies. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective study to assess the efficacy and safety of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation in 15 patients with primary Meige syndrome who responded poorly to medical treatments or botulinum toxin injections. Using the movement and disability subscores of the Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale, the authors evaluated the severity of patients' dystonia and related before surgery and at final follow-up during neurostimulation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548199/-acute-small-bowel-diverticulitis-in-a-patient-with-crohn%C3%A2-s-disease
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Macarena Hevia, Rodrigo Quera, Leonardo Soto, Tomás Regueira, Andrés O'Brien, Andrés Larach, Udo Kronberg
Diverticular disease of the small intestine is rare, especially when it is located in the jejunum. It is generally asymptomatic, but in some patients it may have complications such as acute diverticulitis with peritonitis, gastrointestinal bleeding or obstruction. In such cases, the recommended treatment is surgery. We report a 77-year-old patient with ileal Crohn’s disease with a long-standing inflammatory phenotype, who developed acute diverticulitis of the jejunum presenting a severe septic shock and secondary multiple-organ failure...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547126/endovascular-management-of-native-postcoarctation-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms
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Ziheng Wu, Xiangtao Zheng, Xin Fang, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Chengfei Zheng, Hongkun Zhang
PURPOSE: Postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysm formation is one of the most serious complications for coarctation of aorta. Open surgery to repair these aneurysms is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endovascular therapy is an attractive alternative to open surgery. We have studied the efficacy and safety of endovascular therapy for postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms, and will share our findings and experience through this document. METHODS: The data was retrospectively collected on consecutive patients who were presented with postcoarctation thoracic aortic aneurysms at our medical center...
May 25, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547013/new-cfd-tools-to-evaluate-nasal-airflow
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M A Burgos, E Sanmiguel-Rojas, C Del Pino, M A Sevilla-García, F Esteban-Ortega
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical tool to analyse airflow. As currently CFD is not a usual tool for rhinologists, a group of engineers in collaboration with experts in Rhinology have developed a very intuitive CFD software. The program MECOMLAND(®) only required snapshots from the patient's cross-sectional (tomographic) images, being the output those results originated by CFD, such as airflow distributions, velocity profiles, pressure, temperature, or wall shear stress. This is useful complementary information to cover diagnosis, prognosis, or follow-up of nasal pathologies based on quantitative magnitudes linked to airflow...
May 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546769/treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-new-approaches-on-the-horizon
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Shane Mandalia, Jennifer Raasch, Ivana Knezevic, Kenneth D Candido
Back pain is the second leading cause of disability among American adults and is currently treated either with conservative therapy or interventional pain procedures. However, the question that remains is whether we, as physicians, have adequate therapeutic options to offer to the patients who suffer from chronic low back pain but fail both conservative therapy and interventional pain procedures before they consider surgical options such as discectomy, disc arthroplasty, or spinal fusion. The purpose of this article is to review the potential novel therapies that are on the horizon for the treatment of chronic low back pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546709/salvage-surgery-for-cervical-cancer-recurrences
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P Rema, Arun Peter Mathew, S Suchetha, Iqbal Ahmed
Cervical cancer usually presents in advanced stages and is treated with chemoradiation. About 15-20 % patients present with local recurrence after chemoradiation. Radical surgical resection is the only treatment modality offering long term survival benefit in recurrent cervical cancer. The most common surgical option for these patients is pelvic exenteration. Radical hysterectomy may be done for patients with a small centrally located recurrence in the cervix with no infiltration of adjacent structures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the morbidity and survival outcome following radical hysterectomy and pelvic exenteration for recurrent cancer cervix...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546687/adjunctive-therapies-for-bacterial-keratitis
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Turki Abdulaziz Bin Dakhil, Donald U Stone, David C Gritz
Bacterial keratitis is the most common type among all types of infectious keratitis. Currently, antibiotics are the main-stay of treatment. The objective of this systematic review is to review published clinical studies which discuss the adjunctive treatment of bacterial keratitis to guide clinical decision-making. We reviewed the role of a variety of medications and surgeries which can help in managing bacterial keratitis complications, which include as thinning, perforation, and impaired wound healing. We have included appropriate animal and laboratory studies, case reports and case series, and randomized clinical trials regarding each therapy...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546671/symptomatology-and-surgical-perspective-of-scar-endometriosis-a-case-series-of-16-women
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Sudha Sumathy, Janu Mangalakanthi, Kishore Purushothaman, Deepti Sharma, Chithra Remadevi, Sarala Sreedhar
AIM: The prevalence of scar endometriosis is increasing with the increasing caesarean deliveries and laparoscopic procedures done for pelvic endometriosis. To analyse the symptomatology and surgical perspective of scar endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 16 women who underwent surgery for scar endometriosis in the period of 4 years in Amrita institute of medical sciences. RESULTS: Mean age of the patients is 35.19 years...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546369/the-utility-of-sonographic-assessment-in-selecting-patients-for-percutaneous-insertion-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter
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Renuka Shanmugalingam, Angela Makris, Hicham Hassan, Yan Li, Imelda DeGuzman, Hareeshan Nandakoban, Ananthakrishnapuram Aravindan, Govind Narayanan, Jeffrey Wong
♦Background: Percutaneous insertion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters by nephrologists is a safe and effective alternative to open surgical techniques. These patients are usually carefully selected due to anatomical considerations and medical comorbidities, with the current literature suggesting exclusion of patients with prior abdominal surgery. ♦ Method: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pre-dialysis patients who attended a preprocedural clinic in a tertiary center over 6 years. Procedural complications and catheter survival were assessed...
May 25, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546042/occluded-superficial-femoral-artery-used-for-emergency-reconstruction-a-consecutive-case-series-about-the-proper-conduit-technique
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M S Marsman, A Kh Jahrome, F L Moll, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Deep wound infections in the groin region can result in an acute or life threatening condition. Especially when there is no suitable vein available because of many reasons (e.g. previous surgery, small vessel diameter). Synthetic prosthesis sometimes are not 'first-choice-technique' because of contamination or infection. It was ad hoc hypothesized in an acute setting that a segment of an occluded Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) could be used as a conduit in combination with eversion technique, known from carotid surgery...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545916/long-term-success-and-failure-with-sg-is-predictable-by-3-months-a-multivariate-model-using-simple-office-markers
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Austin Cottam, Josiah Billing, Daniel Cottam, Peter Billing, Samuel Cottam, Hinali Zaveri, Amit Surve
INTRODUCTION: Despite being the most common surgery in the United States, little is known about predicting weight loss success and failure with sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Papers that have been published are inconclusive. We decided to use multivariate analysis from 2 practices to design a model to predict weight loss outcomes using data widely available to any surgical practice at 3 months to determine weight loss outcomes at 1 year. SETTING: Two private practices in the United States...
March 23, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545826/gamified-twitter-microblogging-to-support-resident-preparation-for-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-service-training-examination
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Laura C Lamb, Monica M DiFiori, Vijay Jayaraman, Brian D Shames, James M Feeney
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if a daily gamified microblogging project improves American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination (ABSITE) scores for participants. DESIGN: In July 2016, we instituted a gamified microblogging project using Twitter as the platform and modified questions from one of several available question banks. A question of the day was posted at 7-o׳clock each morning, Monday through Friday. Respondents were awarded points for speed, accuracy, and contribution to discussion topics...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545607/dynamically-weighted-evolutionary-ordinal-neural-network-for-solving-an-imbalanced-liver-transplantation-problem
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Manuel Dorado-Moreno, María Pérez-Ortiz, Pedro A Gutiérrez, Rubén Ciria, Javier Briceño, César Hervás-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: Create an efficient decision-support model to assist medical experts in the process of organ allocation in liver transplantation. The mathematical model proposed here uses different sources of information to predict the probability of organ survival at different thresholds for each donor-recipient pair considered. Currently, this decision is mainly based on the Model for End-stage Liver Disease, which depends only on the severity of the recipient and obviates donor-recipient compatibility...
March 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545569/identifying-high-quality-medical-education-websites-in-otolaryngology-a-guide-for-medical-students-and-residents
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Nathan Yang, Sarah Hosseini, Marco A Mascarella, Meredith Young, Nancy Posel, Kevin Fung, Lily H P Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Learners often utilize online resources to supplement formalized curricula, and to appropriately support learning, these resources should be of high quality. Thus, the objectives of this study are to develop and provide validity evidence supporting an assessment tool designed to assess the quality of educational websites in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS), and identify those that could support effective web-based learning. METHODS: After a literature review, the Modified Education in Otolaryngology Website (MEOW) assessment tool was designed by a panel of experts based on a previously validated website assessment tool...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545338/radiofrequency-ablation-of-small-follicular-neoplasms-initial-clinical-outcomes
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Su Min Ha, Jin Yong Sung, Jung Hwan Baek, Dong Gyu Na, Ji-Hoon Kim, Hyunju Yoo, Ducky Lee, Dong Whan Choi
BACKGROUND: In thyroid gland, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been applied to both recurrent cancers and benign nodules, although, according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology (KSThR) guidelines, surgery is the first-line treatment for follicular neoplasm. However, it has been argued that follicular neoplasm with lower risk of malignancy can be managed by close follow-up. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of RFA of small follicular neoplasms, examining reductions in volume and related clinical problems, and making observations over long-term follow-up...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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