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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822675/precise-osteotomies-for-mandibular-distraction-in-infants-with-robin-sequence-using-virtual-surgical-planning
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C M Resnick
Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) has become the first-line operation in many centers for the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in infants with (Pierre) Robin sequence (RS) not relieved by non-surgical approaches. Preoperative virtual surgical planning (VSP) may improve precision and decrease complications for this operation. This article reports a retrospective study of RS infants who underwent MDO for OSA using preoperative VSP and three-dimensionally printed cutting guides performed by one surgeon...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822562/underuse-of-effective-cardiac-medications-among-women-middle-aged-adults-and-racial-ethnic-minorities-with-coronary-artery-disease-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2005-to-2014
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Hoang V Tran, Molly E Waring, David D McManus, Nathaniel Erskine, Van T H Do, Catarina I Kiefe, Robert J Goldberg
Given the proven effectiveness of several cardiac medications for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), we examined the national use of 4 classes of effective medications, overall and by age, sex, and race/ethnicity in 2005 to 2014. We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, including a self-reported diagnosis of CAD and independently verified medication use. Weighting procedures extrapolated our data to the adult US population with CAD. Analyses included 1,789 US adults aged ≥45 years with a history of CAD...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822540/life-threatening-complications-and-mortality-of-minimally-invasive-pectus-surgery
#3
André Hebra, Robert E Kelly, Marcelo M Ferro, Mustafa Yüksel, Jose Ribas M Campos, Donald Nuss
The prevalence and type of life-threatening complications related to the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) and bar removal are unknown and underreported. The purpose of this communication is to make surgeons aware of the risk of these life threatening complications as well as the modifications which have been developed to prevent them. METHODS: Data related to life-threatening complications of Pectus Excavatum (PE) patients was obtained from four sources: 1. A survey of Chest Wall International Group (CWIG) surgeons who specialize in repairing congenital chest wall malformations, 2...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821415/patients-on-long-term-warfarin-undergo-gynecological-surgeries-a-10-year-review-of-peri-operative-anticoagulation
#4
Hiu Yee Heidi Hyh Cheng, Vincent Y T Cheung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review our experience with patients having gynaecological surgeries while on long-term anticoagulation and to postulate a better guide for their perioperative management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all women on long-term warfarin who underwent gynaecological surgeries from January 2003 to December 2012. Data from medical records including operation reports and inpatient and outpatient charts were reviewed and analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821410/laparoscopic-redo-anti-reflux-surgery-case-series-of-different-presentations-varied-management-and-their-outcomes
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Hari Nageswaran, Ali Haque, Mohammed Zia, Ahmed Hassn
BACKGROUND: A minority of patients undergoing surgery for refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) will require revision antireflux surgery ("redo-ARS") for persistent symptoms or complications. Although a repeat minimally invasive procedure for revision may be technically challenging due to post-operative changes, studies are beginning to show favourable data for the laparoscopic approach. METHOD: From a single institution 41 consecutive cases of laparoscopic redo-ARS performed by the same surgeon were classified by mode of presentation to analyse their intra-operative findings, management and post-operative outcomes...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820354/validity-of-screening-for-psychiatric-disorders-in-unaccompanied-minor-asylum-seekers-use-of-computer-based-assessment
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Marianne Jakobsen, Melinda A Meyer DeMott, Trond Heir
Self-report screening is an important element of transcultural research. Problems concerning illiteracy, cultural sensitivity, and possible misunderstandings have been handled differently in different settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of two well-known instruments: the Hopkins Symptoms Check List (HSCL-25), and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ, Part IV), with a sample of 160 unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents from Afghanistan and Somalia. Assessments were performed 4 months after arrival in Norway, and the screening instruments were presented to the informants on computers with touch-screen function, using the program MultiCASI...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819954/contemporary-outcomes-of-catheter-ablation-of-accessory-pathways-complications-and-learning-curve
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Marek Jastrzębski, Paweł Moskal, Maciej Pitak, Kamil Fijorek, Andrzej Rudziński, Danuta Czarnecka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to examine contemporary results of accessory pathway (AP) ablation in a sizeable number of patients, focusing on periprocedural complications and the learning curve. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive AP ablation procedures at three centresby the same operator. In total 629 electrophysiological studies and 610 AP ablation procedures were performed in 570 patients (age: 33 ± 18.9 years)...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819815/-pediatric-finger-and-hand-injuries-an-epidemiological-study
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M Voth, Th Lustenberger, J Frank, I Marzi
BACKGROUND: The hand is the second most frequently injured region of the body in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate age-related injury patterns, trauma mechanisms, as well as the need for surgery in pediatric patients with injuries to the hand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study analyzing the data between January 2008 and December 2014 at Frankfurt University Hospital. All patients were younger than 18 years old. All patients suffering trauma to the hand or the fingers were included...
August 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819603/bilateral-ankle-fusion-in-leak-syndrome-induced-deformity-a-case-report
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Luis Sobral, Ana C Ângelo, Afonso Caetano, Joaquim Rodeia, Isabel Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare condition of unknown etiology defined by sudden episode of hypotension, high hematocrit, and low serum protein concentration due to capillary hyperpermeability. Several treatments have been published for this pathology and eventual compartment syndrome but not for the disabling consequences. This clinical case highlights the negative orthopedic consequences of a severe systemic attack and reports a subsequent deformity treatment option that resulted in the patient quality of life improvement...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818674/effects-of-electroacupuncture-administered-24hours-prior-to-surgery-on-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-gynecologic-laparoscopic-surgery-a-feasibility-study
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Sha Li, Man Zheng, Wenzhong Wu, Jie Guo, Fangbin Ji, Zhen Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of preoperative electroacupuncture (EA), delivered 24hours before surgery, on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and postoperative pain in patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 40 patients scheduled for elective gynecologic laparoscopic surgery were randomly assigned to the usual care (UC) group and the EA group (n = 20 each)...
June 30, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818256/will-mesh-covered-stents-help-reduce-stroke-associated-with-carotid-stent-angioplasty
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Carly N Richards, Peter A Schneider
Carotid stent angioplasty (CAS) has been shown to protect patient from future stroke long-term efficacy similar to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The risk of minor stroke in the perioperative period is higher than with CEA and not related to cerebral protection during the CAS procedure since a significant portion of the neurologic events occur between 1 and 30 days following stent deployment. This observation suggests mechanisms integral to the stent itself may be pertinent such as plaque embolization thru the stent struts may occur...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817772/quantifying-elucidating-thermally-enhanced-minority-carrier-diffusion-length-using-radius-controlled-rutile-nanowires
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Liming Zhang, Litianqi Sun, Zixuan Guan, Sang Chul Lee, Yingzhou Li, Haitao Dean Deng, Yiyang Li, Nadia Ahlborg, Madhur Boloor, Nicholas A Melosh, William C Chueh
Minority carrier diffusion length (LD) is a crucial property that determines the performance of light absorbers in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. Many transition-metal oxides are stable photoanodes for solar water splitting but exhibit a small to moderate LD, ranging from a few nanometers (such as α-Fe2O3 and TiO2) to a few tens of nanometers (such as BiVO4). Under operating conditions, temperature of PEC cells can deviate substantially from ambient, yet the temperature-dependence of LD has not been quantified...
August 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815075/the-feeding-route-after-esophagectomy-a-review-of-literature
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Gijs H Berkelmans, Frans van Workum, Teus J Weijs, Grard A Nieuwenhuijzen, Jelle P Ruurda, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Marc J van Det, Camiel Rosman, Richard van Hillegersberg, Misha D Luyer
Enhanced recovery programs effectively optimize perioperative care and reduce postoperative morbidity. In esophagectomy, several components of the ERAS program are successfully introduced. However, timing and type of postoperative feeding remain a matter of debate. Adequate nutritional support is essential in patients undergoing an esophagectomy. These patients often present with weight loss and their eating pattern is strongly altered by the procedure and reconstruction. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is associated with severe septic complications and enteral nutrition (EN) does not increase major complications...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814143/ly3045697-results-from-two-randomized-clinical-trials-of-a-novel-inhibitor-of-aldosterone-synthase
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Joanne Sloan-Lancaster, Eyas Raddad, Amy Flynt, Yan Jin, James Voelker, Jeffrey W Miller
INTRODUCTION: LY3045697 is a potent and selective aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) inhibitor that was developed as a safer alternative to mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. Effects of LY3045697 on aldosterone and cortisol synthesis, as well as potassium ion homeostasis, were evaluated in two clinical studies in healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two incomplete, placebo-controlled crossover-design clinical studies examined safety, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics under single and repeated dose conditions in healthy subjects...
July 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811820/modified-mahalanobis-taguchi-system-for-imbalance-data-classification
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Mahmoud El-Banna
The Mahalanobis Taguchi System (MTS) is considered one of the most promising binary classification algorithms to handle imbalance data. Unfortunately, MTS lacks a method for determining an efficient threshold for the binary classification. In this paper, a nonlinear optimization model is formulated based on minimizing the distance between MTS Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curve and the theoretical optimal point named Modified Mahalanobis Taguchi System (MMTS). To validate the MMTS classification efficacy, it has been benchmarked with Support Vector Machines (SVMs), Naive Bayes (NB), Probabilistic Mahalanobis Taguchi Systems (PTM), Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique (SMOTE), Adaptive Conformal Transformation (ACT), Kernel Boundary Alignment (KBA), Hidden Naive Bayes (HNB), and other improved Naive Bayes algorithms...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811136/determination-of-ghb-and-ghb-%C3%AE-o-glucuronide-in-hair-of-three-narcoleptic-patients-comparison-between-single-and-chronic-ghb-exposure
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Lena-Maria Mehling, Xin Wang, Sys-Stybe Johansen, Annika Spottke, Anna Heidbreder, Peter Young, Burkhard Madea, Cornelius Hess
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) can be used as a knock-out drug in drug facilitated crime (DFC). Due to its rapid metabolism and resulting narrow detection window, uncovering GHB use in DFC still constitutes a problem. In this experiment we determined the GHB and GHB-β-O-glucuronide (GHB-Gluc) concentrations in hair samples after single and chronic GHB exposures. Hair samples of three narcoleptic patients therapeutically taking sodium oxybate (GHB-sodium-salt) were collected. Patients 1 (P1) and 2 (P2) took the medication for nine and six years, respectively...
July 31, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810192/vaginal-and-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-as-an-outpatient-procedure-a-systematic-review
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Suzanne J Dedden, Peggy M A J Geomini, Judith A F Huirne, Marlies Y Bongers
OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies are common gynaecological procedures. Same-day discharge is usual care in various gynaecological procedures like laparoscopic sterilisation and laparoscopic oophorectomies. In major procedures like vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy patients are usually admitted overnight. We systematically reviewed the literature to identify complications, risk factors for (re)admittance, financial consequences and patient satisfaction of same-day discharge after a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809923/generalized-structural-equations-improve-sexual-selection-analyses
#18
Sonia Lombardi, Giacomo Santini, Giovanni Maria Marchetti, Stefano Focardi
Sexual selection is an intense evolutionary force, which operates through competition for the access to breeding resources. There are many cases where male copulatory success is highly asymmetric, and few males are able to sire most females. Two main hypotheses were proposed to explain this asymmetry: "female choice" and "male dominance". The literature reports contrasting results. This variability may reflect actual differences among studied populations, but it may also be generated by methodological differences and statistical shortcomings in data analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809725/clinical-characteristics-and-complications-of-pediatric-liver-biopsy-a-single-centre-experience
#19
Patricia Almeida, Richard A Schreiber, Jennifer Liang, Quais Mujawar, Orlee R Guttman
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous liver biopsy (LB) is the gold standard method for evaluation and management of patients with liver disease. The purpose of this study was to characterize pediatric patients undergoing LB at British Columbia Children's Hospital, and to determine the rate and timing of complications following the procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical records of all pediatric patients who underwent LB during a six-year retrospective study were reviewed to collect demographic and procedure-related data...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809635/-clinical-results-of-endoscopic-treatment-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome
#20
P Zeman, M Rafi, P Skala, J Zeman, J Matějka, T Pavelka
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This retrospective study aims to present short-term clinical outcomes of endoscopic treatment of patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). MATERIAL AND METHODS The evaluated study population was composed of a total of 19 patients (16 women, 3 men) with the mean age of 47 years (19-63 years). In twelve cases the right hip joint was affected, in the remaining seven cases it was the left side. The retrospective evaluation was carried out only in patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome caused by independent chronic trochanteric bursitis without the presence of m...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
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