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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919603/current-trends-of-using-antimicrobials-at-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-department-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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M M Islam, S K Saha, S Saha, U A Wahid, R R Gomes, K S Ahmed, A N Naushad, S E Suchi, C Saha, D Mondal
This cross-sectional descriptive study was done to analyse the current trends of using antimicrobials in various surgical procedures at Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh from July 2014 to June 2015. Among 300 postoperative obstetrics and gynaecological surgery cases, samples were selected as non-random purposive selection method where pattern of using antimicrobials were analysed by SPSS method 20.1 versions. The incidence of antimicrobial resistance is on continued rise with a threat to return to the pre-antibiotic era...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919324/pretreatment-of-skin-using-an-abrasive-skin-preparation-pad-a-microneedling-device-or-iontophoresis-improves-absorption-of-methyl-aminolevulinate-in-ex-vivo-human-skin
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Hanan Osman-Ponchet, Alexandre Gaborit, Karine Sevin, Christophe Bianchi, Jean-Michel Linget, Claire E Wilson, Guy Bouvier
BACKGROUND: Pretreatment of skin to remove scales/crusts and roughen the surface is essential to enhance the penetration of topically applied methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) prior to photodynamic therapy and to permit daylight to access all parts of the skin lesions. Numerous procedures of skin preparation are currently available. This study compared the in vitro penetration of MAL into ex vivo human skin pretreated with skin preparation pad abrasion or a microneedling device, and evaluated the effectiveness of an iontophoretic device in delivering MAL into ex vivo human skin...
September 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918773/contribution-of-prior-multiple-and-repetitive-surgeries-to-the-risk-of-surgical-site-infections-in-the-netherlands
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Janneke D M Verberk, Anouk P Meijs, Margreet C Vos, Liesbeth M A Schreurs, Suzanne E Geerlings, Sabine C de Greeff, Mayke B G Koek
OBJECTIVE Surveillance is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs). We investigated whether prior, multiple-, or repetitive surgeries are risk factors for SSI and whether they should be preserved in the protocol of the Dutch national SSI surveillance network. METHODS Dutch national SSI surveillance data 2012-2015 were selected, including 34 commonly performed procedures from 8 major surgical specialties. Definitions of SSIs followed international standardized criteria...
September 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917284/neurosurgical-applications-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-with-magnetic-resonance-thermometry
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REVIEW
Rivka R Colen, Iman Sahnoune, Jeffrey S Weinberg
Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) has potential noninvasive effects on targeted tissue. MRgFUS integrates MRI and focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) into a single platform. MRI enables visualization of the target tissue and monitors ultrasound-induced effects in near real-time during FUS treatment. MRgFUS may serve as an adjunct or replace invasive surgery and radiotherapy for specific conditions. Its thermal effects ablate tumors in locations involved in movement disorders and essential tremors...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916903/merkel-cell-carcinoma-epidemiology-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Teresa Amaral, Ulrike Leiter, Claus Garbe
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive skin cancer with a neuroendocrine phenotype. Incidence varies according to the geographic regions but is overall increasing. Different risk factors have been identified namely advanced age, immunosuppression, and ultraviolet light exposure. An association between MCC and polyomavirus infection is known. However, the exact mechanism that leads to carcinogenesis is yet to be fully understood. Surgery when feasible is the recommended treatment for localized disease, followed by adjuvant radiation or chemoradiation...
September 16, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915949/assessment-of-surgical-skills-and-competency
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REVIEW
Nasir I Bhatti
Evaluation of surgical skills and competency are important aspects of the medical education process. Measurable and reproducible methods of assessment with objective feedback are essential components of surgical training. Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS) is widely used across the medical specialties and otolaryngology-specific tools have been developed and validated for sinus and mastoid surgery. Although assessment of surgical skills can be time-consuming and requires human and financial resources, new evaluation methods and emerging technology may alleviate these barriers while also improving data collection practices...
October 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915134/vitamin-d-in-obesity
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Jennifer S Walsh, Simon Bowles, Amy L Evans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vitamin D is essential for bone health, and may also have important functions in immunity and other systems. Vitamin D deficiency is common, and testing and supplementation is increasing. Serum vitamin D is lower in obese people; it is important to understand the mechanism of this effect and whether it indicates clinically significant deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: Vitamin D is fat soluble, and distributed into fat, muscle, liver, and serum. All of these compartments are increased in volume in obesity, so the lower vitamin D likely reflects a volumetric dilution effect and whole body stores of vitamin D may be adequate...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914687/prevention-of-macular-edema-after-cataract-surgery
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Laura H P Wielders, Jan S A G Schouten, Rudy M M A Nuijts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although cataract surgery can effectively restore visual function in many patients with cataract, pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) remains an important cause of suboptimal visual acuity. The present review provides an overview of the current literature on the prevention and treatment of PCME. RECENT FINDINGS: Optimal prevention of PCME starts preoperatively with a personalized risk assessment. Diabetes mellitus, retinal vein occlusion, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, and uveitis are the most important risk factors for developing cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914116/defining-a-core-outcome-set-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-a-spinal-deformity
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Marinus de Kleuver, Sayf S A Faraj, Roderick M Holewijn, Niccole M Germscheid, Raphael D Adobor, Mikkel Andersen, Hans Tropp, Benny Dahl, Heli Keskinen, Anders Olai, David W Polly, Miranda L van Hooff, Tsjitske M Haanstra
Background and purpose - Routine outcome measurement has been shown to improve performance in several fields of healthcare. National spine surgery registries have been initiated in 5 Nordic countries. However, there is no agreement on which outcomes are essential to measure for adolescent and young adult patients with a spinal deformity. The aim of this study was to develop a core outcome set (COS) that will facilitate benchmarking within and between the 5 countries of the Nordic Spinal Deformity Society (NSDS) and other registries worldwide...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913155/hepatic-metabolism-of-11-c-methionine-and-secretion-of-11-c-protein-measured-by-pet-in-pigs
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Jacob Horsager, Susanne Bach Lausten, Dirk Bender, Ole Lajord Munk, Susanne Keiding
Hepatic amino acid metabolism and protein secretion are essential liver functions that may be altered during metabolic stress, e.g. after surgery. We wished to develop a dynamic liver PET method using the radiolabeled amino acid (11)C-methionine to examine this question. Eleven 40-kg pigs were allocated to either laparotomy or pneumoperitoneum. 24 hours after surgery a 70-min dynamic PET scanning of the liver with arterial blood sampling was performed immediately after intravenous injection of (11)C-methionine...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912859/multidisciplinary-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-malocclusion-in-a-patient-with-chronic-periodontitis-with-a-five-year-follow-up-a-case-report
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Dongmei Zhang, Li Lin, Xiaoling Tang, Chen Li, Jingbo Liu, Hongyang Wang, Yaping Pan
Multidisciplinary therapy is essential in dental practice to achieve optimized outcomes. The present case report describes the application of periodontal surgery with a five-year follow-up in a patient with malocclusion and chronic periodontitis. In the presence of periodontal inflammation, orthodontic therapy may result in further periodontal breakdown due to plaque accumulation. In order to prevent this progression, scaling and root planning with a periodontal endoscope was applied, and continuous clinical monitoring and risk assessment was performed every 3 months using a Florida Probe...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910466/surgical-instrument-sets-for-special-operations-expeditionary-surgical-teams
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Diane F Hale, Justin C Sexton, Linda C Benavides, Jerry M Benavides, Jonathan B Lundy
BACKGROUND: The deployment of surgical assets has been driven by mission demands throughout years of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The transition to the highly expeditious Golden Hour Offset Surgical Transport Team (GHOST- T) now offers highly mobile surgical assets in nontraditional operating rooms; the content of the surgical instrument sets has also transformed to accommodate this change. METHODS: The 102nd Forward Surgical Team (FST) was attached to Special Operations assigned to southern Afghanistan from June 2015 to March 2016...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905504/is-essential-tremor-a-single-entity
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Franziska Hopfner, Günther Deuschl
Essential tremor (ET) is a frequent movement disorder. A new tremor classification has subdivided ET, into the classical form with bilateral action tremor of the hands with or without involvement of further tremor locations and without any other explaining signs or symptoms for the tremor and into 'ET plus' which comes additionally with further neurologic signs of unknown origin. This will provide a better foundation for subclassifying the condition. The immediate cause of ET is a preformed oscillating network within the central nervous system as revealed with electrophysiologic methods...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904448/surgical-treatment-of-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Syam Krishnan, Krishnakumar Kesava Pisharady
The treatment of motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease (PD) is essentially a trade-off between adequate relief of motor symptoms and prevention and control of motor complications, particularly levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID). Progression of PD is paralleled by a progressive difficulty in achieving the balance. Functional neurosurgical procedures provide sustained relief of LID in carefully selected patients when further tailoring of medical therapy fails to achieve this goal. Though deep brain stimulation (DBS) has superseded lesioning surgeries, pallidotomy still has a role in those patients in whom DBS is not feasible for financial or other reasons...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904256/current-surgical-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-surgery-for-patients-with-down-syndrome-in-japan
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Takaya Hoashi, Norimichi Hirahara, Arata Murakami, Yasutaka Hirata, Hajime Ichikawa, Junjiro Kobayashi, Shinichi Takamoto
BACKGROUND: Current surgical outcomes of congenital heart surgery for patients with Down syndrome are unclear.Methods and Results:Of 29,087 operations between 2008 and 2012 registered in the Japan Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery Database (JCCVSD), 2,651 were carried out for patients with Down syndrome (9%). Of those, 5 major biventricular repair procedures [ventricular septal defect repair (n=752), atrioventricular septal defect repair (n=452), patent ductus arteriosus closure (n=184), atrial septal defect repair (n=167), tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair (n=108)], as well as 2 major single ventricular palliations [bidirectional Glenn (n=21) and Fontan operation (n=25)] were selected and their outcomes were compared...
September 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904006/the-crash-report-emergency-management-dilemmas-facing-acute-physicians-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Laura C Price, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Philip Marino, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Colm McCabe, Aleksander Kemnpy, Lorna Swan, Maria Boutsikou, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Gerry J Coghlan, Benjamin E Schreiber, Luke S Howard, Rachel Davies, Mark Toshner, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Alistair C Church, Andrew Peacock, Paul A Corris, James L Lordan, Sean Gaine, Robin Condliffe, David G Kiely, Stephen John Wort
Treatment of acute emergencies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging. In the UK and Ireland, management of adult patients with PAH is centred in eight nationally designated pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres. However, many patients live far from these centres and physicians in local hospitals are often required to manage PAH emergencies. A committee of physicians from nationally designated PH centres identified the 'most common' emergency clinical scenarios encountered in patients with PAH...
September 12, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903890/human-parasitic-diseases-in-bulgaria-2013-2014
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Iskra Rainova, Rumen Harizanov, Iskren Kaftandjiev, Nina Tsvetkova, Ognyan Mikov, Eleonora Kaneva
BACKGROUND: In Bulgaria, more than 20 autochthonous human parasitic infections have been described and some of them are widespread. Over 50 imported protozoan and helminthic infections represent diagnostic and therapeutic challenge and pose epidemiological risk due to the possibility of local transmission. AIMS: To establish the distribution of autochthonous and imported parasitic diseases among the population of the country and to evaluate their significance for the public health system...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901992/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-surgery-in-the-elderly
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Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, Christian Fenger-Eriksen, Emmanuel Thienpont, Giedrius Barauskas
: The risk for postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increased in patients aged more than 70 years and in elderly patients presenting with co-morbidities, for example cardiovascular disorders, malignancy or renal insufficiency. Therefore, risk stratification, correction of modifiable risks and sustained perioperative thromboprophylaxis are essential in this patient population. Timing and dosing of pharmacoprophylaxis may be adopted from the non-aged population. Direct oral anti-coagulants are effective and well tolerated in the elderly; statins may not replace pharmacological thromboprophylaxis...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901228/the-world-database-for-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-surgery-the-dawn-of-a-new-era-of-global-communication-and-quality-improvement-in-congenital-heart-disease
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James D St Louis, Hiromi Kurosawa, Richard A Jonas, Nestor Sandoval, Jorge Cervantes, Christo I Tchervenkov, Jeffery P Jacobs, Kisaburo Sakamoto, Giovanni Stellin, James K Kirklin
The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery was founded with the mission to "promote the highest quality comprehensive cardiac care to all patients with congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient's economic means, with an emphasis on excellence in teaching, research, and community service." Early on, the Society's members realized that a crucial step in meeting this goal was to establish a global database that would collect vital information, allowing cardiac surgical centers worldwide to benchmark their outcomes and improve the quality of congenital heart disease care...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899927/mir-138-protects-cardiac-cells-against-hypoxia-through-modulation-of-glucose-metabolism-by-targeting-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase-1-pdk1
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Hang Zhu, Hao Xue, Qin-Hua Jin, Jun Guo, Yun-Dai Chen
Dysfunction of cardiac cells under hypoxia has been identified as an essential event leading to myocytes functional failure. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are importantly regulatory small-noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression through the direct binding of 3'UTR region of their target mRNAs (12). Recent studies have demonstrated that miRNAs are aberrantly expressed in the cardiovascular system under pathological conditions (13-17). Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 1 (PDK1) is a kinase which phosphorylates Pyruvate Dehydrogenase to inactivate it, leading to elevated anaerobic glycolysis and decreased cellular respiration...
September 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
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