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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454296/association-between-braf-v600e-mutation-and-the-clinicopathological-features-of-solitary-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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Hai-Zhen Lu, Tian Qiu, Jian-Ming Ying, Ning Lyn
The B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase (BRAF)(V600E) mutation is an important oncogene in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and has been identified as a risk factor for poor prognosis in patients with PTC. However, whether the BRAF(V600E) mutation is a prognostic marker in patients with solitary papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (sPTMC) has not yet been established. The present study aimed to identify the association between BRAF(V600E) mutation and the clinicopathological features of patients with sPTMC...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453809/in-patients-undergoing-lung-resection-is-it-safe-to-administer-amiodarone-either-as-prophylaxis-or-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Styliani Maria Kolokotroni, Levon Toufektzian, Leanne Harling, Andrea Billè
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether the administration of amiodarone is safe in patients undergoing lung resection either for prophylaxis or treatment of de novo postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). A total of 30 papers were identified, of which 13 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date, study type, country of publication, patient demographics, relevant outcomes and results were tabulated...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453808/long-term-pulmonary-function-after-surgery-for-lung-cancer
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Naohiro Kobayashi, Keisuke Kobayashi, Shinji Kikuchi, Yukinobu Goto, Hideo Ichimura, Katsuyuki Endo, Yukio Sato
OBJECTIVES: Many patients with lung cancer have been cured by surgical intervention. However, the long-term effects of lung resection on pulmonary function are unclear. Therefore, we investigated long-term pulmonary function after surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer between 2001 and 2009. A total of 445 patients who had survived more than 5 years since the surgery were included. The patients were divided into lobectomy, segmentectomy and partial resection groups...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453792/triple-valve-surgery-through-a-less-invasive-approach-early-and-mid-term-results
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Petar Risteski, Nadejda Monsefi, Aleksandra Miskovic, Tanja Josic, Sherife Bala, Razan Salem, Andreas Zierer, Anton Moritz
OBJECTIVES: A partial upper sternotomy has become established as a less invasive approach mainly for single and double valve surgery. This report evaluates the clinical outcomes of triple valve surgery performed through a partial upper sternotomy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 37 consecutive patients (28 men, 76%) who underwent triple valve surgery through a partial upper sternotomy between 2005 and 2015. The patients' mean age was 67 ± 17 years; 27 (73%) were in New York Heart Association Class III or IV...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453374/intraocular-cytokine-levels-in-post-cataract-endophthalmitis-and-their-association-with-visual-outcome
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Arnaud Sauer, Ermanno Candolfi, David Gaucher, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Alain Bron, Christophe Chiquet, Jean-Paul Berrod, Nicolas Meyer, Gilles Prevost, Tristan Bourcier
PURPOSE: The host immune reaction during endophthalmitis, studied in particular through the intraocular cytokine network, is essential for the comprehension of the disease and the development of new therapies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to elucidate the cytokine composition of aqueous humor during endophthalmitis. METHODS: In a multicenter case-control study, forty-nine patients with postoperative endophthalmitis and 60 controls (cataract surgery) were included...
April 28, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453350/prognostic-variables-for-patient-return-to-work-interval-following-carpal-tunnel-release-in-a-workers-compensation-population
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Jenniefer Y Kho, Michael P Gaspar, Patrick M Kane, Sidney M Jacoby, Eon K Shin
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that depressive and anxiety disorders, chronic pain conditions, and work-related factors are significant determinants of the time interval for return to work (RTW) in the workers' compensation (WC) population following carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of all WC patients who underwent open CTR surgery over a 5-year period by 1 of 3 fellowship-trained hand surgeons. One hundred fifty-two wrists in 108 patients (64 unilateral, 44 bilateral) met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449504/malignant-pheochromocytoma-in-the-anterior-mediastinum-with-sternal-invasion-a-case-report
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Mingzhi Song, Kebin Sun, Tian Xia, Lei Zhou, Yangyang Li, Zhe Sun, Yuchi Zhang, Xianbin Zhang, Ran Sun, Bo Chen, Qingwei Tan
Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors that usually occur in the adrenal medulla or sympathetic paraganglia. Anterior mediastinum involvement with pheochromocytoma is rare and may not present with typical symptoms. Its clinical manifestation may be unclear and a high index of suspicion is required for accurate diagnosis. We report a rare case of pheochromocytoma of the anterior mediastinum in a 51-year-old female. A painful hard mass on the sternum was the only clinical manifestation...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449500/resectable-primary-pleural-myxoid-liposarcoma-with-a-pedicle-report-of-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
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Fang Wang, Shigeru Kiryu, Li Li, Qing Wang, Dumin Li, Lifeng Zhang
Primary pleural myxoid liposarcoma is a rare tumor. Here, we report a primary myxoid liposarcoma occupying the majority of the left thoracic cavity with features suggesting invasion. Computed tomography (CT) at medical check-up incidentally revealed a bulky inhomogeneous fatty mass. The tumor's large size made a prediction of its resectability by preoperative CT difficult. The patient underwent an operation, which revealed that the tumor was attached to the pleura with a thin pedicle; the tumor was resected completely...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449300/the-effect-of-canaloplasty-with-suprachoroidal-drainage-combined-with-cataract-surgery-1-year-results
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Anna-Maria Seuthe, Kai Januschowski, Siegfried Mariacher, Martina Ebner, Natalia Opitz, Peter Szurman, Karl Boden
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of phacocanaloplasty with suprachoroidal drainage (PCscD) and to compare its intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering and drug-sparing effect to canaloplasty with suprachoroidal drainage (CscD). METHODS: The study retrospective interventional study included patients with open-angle glaucoma or secondary forms of glaucoma who underwent either CscD or PCscD between the year 2011 and 2014 in Knappschaft Eye Clinic Sulzbach...
April 27, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448757/prevalence-and-types-of-gender-affirming-surgery-among-a-sample-of-transgender-endocrinology-patients-prior-to-state-expansion-of-insurance-coverage
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Maya Kailas, Hsun Ming Simon Lu, Emily F Rothman, Joshua D Safer
OBJECTIVE: Transgender individuals now have many options for medical intervention, including gender affirmation surgeries. However, it is unknown how common it is for transgender individuals to undergo these surgeries. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess the prevalence of gender affirming surgeries among transgender patients in 2015, which was immediately prior to insurance changes that made gender affirming surgery more affordable for Massachusetts residents. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of 99 transgender patients was performed at the Endocrinology Clinic at Boston Medical Center, an urban safety net hospital...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448668/prognostic-indication-of-sarcopenia-for-wound-complication-after-total-laryngectomy
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Virginie Achim, Jasper Bash, Alia Mowery, Alexander R Guimaraes, Ryan Li, Josh Schindler, Mark Wax, Peter Andersen, Daniel Clayburgh
Importance: Postoperative wound complications after total laryngectomy (TL) increase hospital stay, costs, and delay adjuvant therapy when indicated. Recently, sarcopenia has been identified as a predictor of postoperative complications in patients undergoing major surgery but has not been assessed in head and neck surgery patients. Objective: To determine the incidence of sarcopenia in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) undergoing TL and evaluate its association with the development of postoperative wound complications...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448645/estimating-survival-after-salvage-surgery-for-recurrent-oral-cavity-cancer
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Samantha Tam, Rakhna Araslanova, Tsu-Hui Hubert Low, Andrew Warner, John Yoo, Kevin Fung, S Danielle MacNeil, David A Palma, Anthony C Nichols
Importance: Locoregional recurrence of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) continues to be a life-threatening and difficult clinical situation. Salvage surgery can result in significant morbidities, and survival following recurrence is poor. Objective: To outline prognostic factors influencing overall survival (OS) following salvage surgery for OCSCC to guide management of treatment for patients with locoregionally recurrent disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: The medical records of 293 patients presenting to the London Health Sciences Center with locoregionally recurrent OCSCC between October 5, 1999, and May 2, 2011, were retrospectively reviewed...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448501/employment-12-months-after-kidney-transplantation-an-in-depth-bio-psycho-social-analysis-of-the-swiss-transplant-cohort
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Brigitta Danuser, Amira Simcox, Regina Studer, Michael Koller, Pascal Wild
BACKGROUND: Return to work with or after a chronic disease is a dynamic process influenced by a variety of interactions between personal, work, societal and medical resources or constraints. The aim of this study was to identify predictors for employment 12 months after transplantation in kidney patients, applying a bio-psycho-social model. METHODS: All kidney patients followed in the Swiss Transplant Cohort between May 2008 and December 2012, aged 18 to 65 were assessed before, 6 and 12 months after transplantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448401/clinical-significance-of-incidentally-detected-torus-tubarius-calcification
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Karen Buch, Rohini N Nadgir, Muhammad Mustafa Qureshi, Al Ozonoff, Osamu Sakai
OBJECTIVES: Calcification of the torus tubarius has been rarely reported in the literature. Histopathologic studies have previously described cases of Eustachian tube calcification and cite an association with increasing patient age. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of torus tubarius calcification and potential clinical significance on an unrestricted patient population using thin-section computed tomography (CT), which has not been previously reported. METHODS: After the institutional review board approval, 1571 consecutive patients who underwent noncontrast head CT between January 2011 and July 2011 were retrospectively reviewed for torus tubarius calcification...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447967/management-of-colovesical-and-colovaginal-diverticular-fistulas-our-experience-and-literature-reviewed
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Tommaso Marcucci, Sandro Giannessi, Francesco Giudici, Sara Riccadonna, Agnese Gori, Francesco Tonelli
AIM: This study aims evaluate the effectiveness of various surgical techniques in treating diverticular fistulas, and the safety and efficacy of the laparoscopic procedure comparing our results with those of the literature. MATERIAL OF STUDY: This was a prospective and uncontrolled study performed at a general surgery units. Between 2005 and 2011, 16 patients (11 men, 5 women) underwent surgery for diverticular fistulas. The mean age was 70.2 (range, 35-87) years...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447764/sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-pregnant-rats-negatively-affects-nerve-function-in-offspring-potentially-via-inhibition-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Yiyao Wang, Yu Li, Qunzhi Xing, Xuechan G Han, Xu Dong, Yiping Lu, Mintao Zhou
Due to the rapid development of medical technology used to perform intrauterine procedures during pregnancy, the number of patients receiving fetal surgery under general anesthesia is increasing. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of anesthetics on the offspring of rats, and to identify the potential mechanisms underlying these effects. On day 14 of pregnancy, Sprague‑Dawley rats were equally divided into the following 3 groups (n=9): Control group (n=3), 3% sevoflurane group (n=3) and 4% sevoflurane group (n=3)...
March 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447413/laboratory-measurement-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-indications-and-impact-on-management-in-clinical-practice
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C Wright, R Brown, A Cuker
Although the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) do not require routine laboratory monitoring, there may be special situations in which measurement of drug levels is desirable. There is a paucity of information on how measurement of DOAC levels is used in clinical practice. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban levels measured at our institution. Of 9793 patients with an active prescription for dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban in the electronic medical record during the 2...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447166/treatment-and-outcome-with-traumatic-lesions-of-the-olecranon-and-prepatellar-bursa-a-literature-review-apropos-a-retrospective-analysis-including-552-cases
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Christoph Raas, René Attal, Peter Kaiser, Marina Popovscaia, Michael Zegg
BACKGROUND: Traumatic lesions of the olecranon bursa (OB) and prepatellar bursa (PB) are injuries commonly seen in orthopaedic trauma units. These injuries are associated with a high rate of complications. At present, only little is known about the incidence, complication rate, and treatment approaches in patients with acute open bursae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 552 patients who had been treated for acute traumatic lesions of either the olecranon bursa or the prepatellar bursa, or both at our department were retrospective identified in the years between 2009 and 2014...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447103/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-following-head-and-neck-surgery-among-patients-who-contract-to-abstain-from-alcohol-vs-patients-who-abuse-alcohol
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Azeem S Kaka, Songzhu Zhao, Enver Ozer, Amit Agrawal, Stephen Kang, James Rocco, Ricardo Carrau, Theodoros Teknos, John D Clapp, Harrison Weed, Matthew O Old
Importance: Alcohol abuse is highly prevalent in the population of patients with head and neck cancer, and active abuse at the time of surgery results in poor postoperative outcomes. Objective: To determine the association of alcohol abstinence with postoperative outcome in alcohol misusers undergoing major surgical procedures of the head and neck. Design, Setting, and Participants: As a case-control study, from July 2013 to August 2015, outcomes were collected in patients at an academic tertiary referral center requiring free flap reconstruction who had undergone an abstinence contract (n = 15) and compared with those who were abusers of alcohol prior to the inception of the protocol (n = 30)...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446933/stress-as-a-factor-contributing-to-obesity-in-patients-qualified-for-bariatric-surgery-studies-in-a-selected-group-of-patients-a-pilot-study
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Iwona Boniecka, Helena Wileńska, Anna Jeznach-Steinhagen, Aneta Czerwonogrodzka-Senczyna, Marzena Sekuła, Krzysztof Paśnik
INTRODUCTION: Recently, the incidence of obesity, especially extreme obesity, has significantly increased. It is connected with inappropriate lifestyle, including a high calorie diet, psychological and genetic factors, some medications, diseases or infectious factors. Nowadays, the consumption of food is not only to satisfy a physiological need, but also fulfils psychological needs. The most effective method of morbid obesity treatment is metabolic surgery. Moreover, food is considered to be a reward and method of coping with stress...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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