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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647897/varicocele-and-semen-quality-a-retrospective-case-control-study-of-4230-patients-from-a-single-centre
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F Pallotti, D Paoli, T Carlini, A R Vestri, G Martino, A Lenzi, F Lombardo
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to assess impairment of spermatogenesis induced by varicocele in, to our knowledge, the largest single-centre caseload available to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 4230 consecutive patients attending our Department for andrological outpatient assessment and preconception check-ups between 2011 and 2014. A total of 2113 patients had varicocele (Group V), while the remaining 2117 were selected as the control group (Group C)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647626/smoking-cessation-rates-amongst-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery-in-a-canadian-center
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S M McHugh, N Eisenberg, J Montbriand, G Roche-Nagle
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the single most important modifiable risk factor for patients with vascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of smoking and cessation rates amongst patients undergoing vascular surgery in a Canadian centre. METHODS: As part of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a prospectively maintained database was used to identify the patents undergoing vascular surgery between 2010 and 2013. Smoking prevalence data was collated pre-procedure, post-procedure, and at year follow up post intervention at a median of 13 months (Mean = 14...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647460/a-prospective-study-evaluating-tobramycin-pharmacokinetics-and-optimal-once-daily-dosing-in-burn-patients
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Colin Lee, Sandra A N Walker, Scott E Walker, Winnie Seto, Andrew Simor, Marc Jeschke
BACKGROUND: Once-daily aminoglycoside dosing (ODA) is used in most patient populations to optimize antibacterial activity and reduce toxicity. Unfortunately, burn patients are excluded from ODA due to concerns over altered pharmacokinetics resulting in a shortened half-life and low peak aminoglycoside concentrations. Retrospective studies suggest that ODA may be appropriate if higher milligram/kilogram doses are used. However, no prospective clinical trials in burn patients exist to confirm these findings...
June 21, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647407/external-validation-of-the-simple-null-please-clinical-score-in-predicting-outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Tatjana S Potpara, Miroslav Mihajlovic, Sanja Stankovic, Tanja Jozic, Irena Jozic, Milika R Asanin, Rajai Ahmad, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Rapid clinical decision-making on further management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest may be challenging. Recently, a 'futility' score (NULL-PLEASE) incorporating multiple adverse resuscitation features (Non-shockable rhythm, Unwitnessed arrest, Long no-flow or Long low-flow period, blood pH <7.2, Lactate >7.0 mmol/l, End-stage chronic kidney disease on dialysis, Age ≥85 years, Still resuscitation and Extra-cardiac cause) has been proposed to help identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients unlikely to survive; however, external independent score validation is lacking...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647340/a-simulator-for-training-in-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-the-use-of-three-dimensional-printers
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I O Torres, N De Luccia
OBJECTIVES: To develop an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) simulation system using three dimensional (3D) printed aneurysms, and to evaluate the impact of patient specific training prior to EVAR on the surgical performance of vascular surgery residents in a university hospital in Brazil. METHODS: This was a prospective, controlled, single centre study. During 2015, the aneurysms of patients undergoing elective EVAR at São Paulo University Medical School were 3D printed and used in training sessions with vascular surgery residents...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647160/a-clinical-decision-rule-to-predict-zygomatico-maxillary-fractures
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Simon Haworth, Anthony Bates, Andrea Beech, Greg Knepil
Patients presenting with periorbital trauma require clinical assessment to exclude zygomatico-maxillary fractures. A single-centre pilot investigation was undertaken at a general hospital in the United Kingdom. The sample was composed of 229 adult patients attending our emergency department with periorbital injuries. Findings from 17 signs or symptoms of facial injury were recorded on a validated tool. The relationship between clinical presentation and displaced zygomatico-maxillary fracture was assessed using diagnostic test parameters and tests for correlation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646892/effect-of-acupuncture-on-cerebrovascular-reserve-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Shaosong Wang, Tingting Ma, Linpeng Wang, Lu Liu, Huilin Liu, Bin Li, Yuanbo Fu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cerebral infarction has been growing year by year in China and around the world. According to clinical observation, acupuncture utilizing the "waking up the spirit" needling method is widely used in patients with cerebral infarction, though the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Additionally, a number of studies have begun to focus on the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) and cerebral infarction. The present study aims to investigate whether CVR is one of potential mechanisms underpinning this effect of acupuncture on patients with cerebral infarction...
June 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646879/discovery-of-a-single-male-aedes-aegypti-l-in-merseyside-england
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Thom Dallimore, Tony Hunter, Jolyon M Medlock, Alexander G C Vaux, Ralph E Harbach, Clare Strode
BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions where it is the major vector of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya and more recently Zika virus. Given its importance as a vector of arboviruses and its propensity to be transported to new regions, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has placed Ae. aegypti on a list of potentially invasive mosquito species. It was previously reported in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1865 and 1919 but did not establish on either occasion...
June 24, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646772/prevalence-of-immune-related-systemic-adverse-events-in%C3%A2-patients-treated-with-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-anti-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-agents-a-single-centre-pharmacovigilance-database-analysis
#9
Sébastien Le Burel, Stéphane Champiat, Christine Mateus, Aurélien Marabelle, Jean-Marie Michot, Caroline Robert, Rakiba Belkhir, Jean-Charles Soria, Salim Laghouati, Anne-Laure Voisin, Olivier Fain, Arsène Mékinian, Laetitia Coutte, Tali-Anne Szwebel, Laetitia Dunogeant, Bertrand Lioger, Cécile Luxembourger, Xavier Mariette, Olivier Lambotte
AIM: The growing use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) is associated with the occurrence of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Few data are published on systemic, immunohaematological and rheumatic irAEs. In a pharmacovigilance database analysis, we screened for these irAEs and calculated their prevalence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants were recruited via Registre des Effets Indésirables Sévères des Anticorps Monoclonaux Immunomodulateurs en Cancérologie (REISAMIC)(1) a French registry of grade ≥2 irAEs occurring in ICI-treated patients...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646420/composite-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-can-provide-good-function-and-quality-of-life-in-cases-of-malignant-tumour-of-the-proximal-humerus
#10
Cyril Lazerges, Louis Dagneaux, Benjamin Degeorge, Nicolas Tardy, Bertrand Coulet, Michel Chammas
PURPOSE: Management of proximal humeral tumours remains a surgical challenge. No study to date has assessed the quality of life scores following the composite reverse shoulder arthroplasty for this indication. We, therefore, evaluated function and quality of life following reconstruction with allograft for malignant tumour of the humerus. METHODS: A series of six cases of humeral tumour treated by a single surgeon in a single centre was reviewed after a mean follow-up of 5...
June 23, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645673/supra-acetabular-line-is-better-than-supra-iliac-line-for-coronal-balance-referencing-a-study-of-perioperative-whole-spine-x-rays-in-degenerative-lumbar-scoliosis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
#11
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Cheung-Kue Kim, Won-Gyu Lee, Hyung-Suk Juh, Ki-Tack Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The aim of spinal deformity correction is to restore the spine's functional alignment by balancing it in both the sagittal and coronal planes. Regardless of posture, the ideal coronal profile is straight, and therefore readily assessable. PURPOSE: This study compares two radiological methods to determine which better predicts postoperative standing coronal balance. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: We conducted a single-centre, radiographic comparative study between 2011 and 2015...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644054/the-thermoexpandable-nitinol-stent-a-long-term-alternative-in-patients-without-nephropathy-or-malignancy
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Simone Bier, Bastian Amend, Elena Wagner, Steffen Rausch, Johannes Mischinger, Eva Neumann, Viktoria Stühler, Joerg Hennenlotter, Tilman Todenhoefer, Arnulf Stenzl, Jens Bedke, Stephan Kruck
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term outcome of a thermoexpandable nickel-titanium nitinol ureteral stent (Memokath 051™) and to identify individual risk factors for failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective single-centre study included 125 patients who underwent implantation of the self-expandable Memokath 051 stent. Complications, indwelling time and reason for explantation were recorded. Analyses were stratified by gender, age, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), side, localization and cause of the stricture...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643323/favourable-outcomes-of-poor-prognosis-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-dose-dense-rituximab-high-dose-methotrexate-and-six-cycles-of-chop-14-compared-to-first-line-autologous-transplantation
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Tim Strüßmann, Kristina Fritsch, Axel Baumgarten, Thomas Fietz, Monika Engelhardt, Roland Mertelsmann, Gabriele Ihorst, Justus Duyster, Jürgen Finke, Reinhard Marks
The optimal therapeutic approach for young diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients with high-intermediate and high-risk age-adjusted international prognostic index (aaIPI) remains unknown. Hereby we report a 10-year single-centre study of 63 consecutively treated patients. To optimize outcome, two approaches were carried out: Cohort 1 patients received four cycles R-CHOP-21 (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, daunorubicin, vincristine, prednisolone over 21 days) followed by first-line high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell support (HDCT-ASCT), resulting in 2-year progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of 60·6% and 67·9%...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642179/analysis-of-outcomes-of-multidisciplinary-management-of-gliosarcoma-a-single-centre-study-2000-2013
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Abhinav Jain, Jason Correia, Patrick Schweder, Adele McMahon, Joseph Merola, Robert Aspoas
BACKGROUND: Gliosarcoma is a rare CNS tumour with a reported incidence of ∼2-8% of all gliomas. We reviewed the outcomes of patients treated at our institution over a 14-year period from 2000-2013 to characterize overall and progression free survival as well as to elucidate the additive effect of chemo-radiotherapy. METHODS: For the duration of 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2013, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical notes of all patients treated at our institution with a histopathological diagnosis of Gliosarcoma...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642147/the-role-of-tigecycline-in-the-management-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Eliza Manea, Jesús Sojo-Dorado, Raluca E Jipa, Serban N Benea, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Adriana Hristea
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the outcomes of patients with C.difficile infection (CDI) treated either with tigecycline associated with vancomycin, or with vancomycin alone. METHODS: This single-centre retrospective cohort study included all adults hospitalized from September 2014 through August 2015 for symptomatic, incident CDI confirmed by polymerase chain reaction for C.difficile toxin in stools. The primary outcome was the rate of favourable outcome, defined as a composite of clinical response (resolution of symptoms without need for additional CDI therapy) and achieving discharge without CDI-related surgery or intensive care; a secondary outcome was CDI recurrence...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642125/safety-and-efficacy-of-dual-lead-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-patients-with-treatment-refractory-multiple-sclerosis-tremor-a-single-centre-randomised-single-blind-pilot-trial
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Seth F Oliveria, Ramon L Rodriguez, Dawn Bowers, Daniel Kantor, Justin D Hilliard, Erin H Monari, Bonnie M Scott, Michael S Okun, Kelly D Foote
BACKGROUND: Efficacy in previous studies of surgical treatments of refractory multiple sclerosis tremor using lesioning or deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been variable. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of dual-lead thalamic DBS (one targeting the ventralis intermedius-ventralis oralis posterior nucleus border [the VIM lead] and one targeting the ventralis oralis anterior-ventralis oralis posterior border [the VO lead]) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis tremor...
June 19, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641872/analysis-of-historical-articles-published-in-actas-urol%C3%A3-gicas-espa%C3%A3-olas
#18
M Pérez-Albacete
OBJECTIVE: On the 40th anniversary of the edition of Actas Urológicas Españolas, we assess the articles on history to determine the proportion represented, analysing the study subjects and their relevance, getting to know the authors, the main study centres and the interest that the studies offer for understanding the specialty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We extracted as many subjects of historic content from the journal as were published between January 1976 and December 2016...
June 19, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640930/orotracheal-intubation-in-infants-performed-with-a-stylet-versus-without-a-stylet
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Joyce E O'Shea, Jennifer O'Gorman, Aakriti Gupta, Sanjay Sinhal, Jann P Foster, Liam Af O'Connell, C Omar F Kamlin, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND: Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a common and potentially life-saving intervention. It is a mandatory skill for neonatal trainees, but one that is difficult to master and maintain. Intubation opportunities for trainees are decreasing and success rates are subsequently falling. Use of a stylet may aid intubation and improve success. However, the potential for associated harm must be considered. OBJECTIVES: To compare the benefits and harms of neonatal orotracheal intubation with a stylet versus neonatal orotracheal intubation without a stylet...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640296/synthesis-and-photophysical-and-magnetic-studies-of-ternary-lanthanide-iii-complexes-of-naphthyl-chromophore-functionalized-imidazo-4-5-f-1-10-phenanthroline-and-dibenzoylmethane
#20
A Josephine Kanimozhi, V Alexander
The luminescent ternary lanthanide(iii) complexes [Ln(DBM)3(L1)] and [Ln(DBM)3(L2)] (Ln = Eu and Tb) of dibenzoylmethane (DBM) and 2-(2-naphthyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (L1) and 2-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (L2) are reported in this work. The naphthyl chromophore functionalized imidazophenanthroline ligands L1 and L2 are structurally characterized by using single crystal X-ray diffraction: (L1), a = 14.933(4) Å, b = 7.4965(13) Å, c = 15.999(4) Å, α = γ = 90°, β = 102...
June 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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