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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734187/proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-versus-hemiarthroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-senile-intertrochanteric-fractures-case-report
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Xiangping Luo, Shengmao He, Dingshi Zeng, Lijun Lin, Qi Li
BACKGROUND: Primary hemiarthroplasty was recommended by some surgeons as the preferred choice in treating unstable senile intertrochanteric fractures with osteoporosis. However, many studies reported that proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) currently was as an optimal implant for the treatment of different type of intertrochanteric fractures. Which method is better for treating senile intertrochanteric fractures remains controversial due to the insufficient clinical evidences. METHODS: We reviewed all consecutive senile intertrochanteric fractures treated with PFNA or cemented hemiarthroplasty at our institution between July 2010 and March 2015...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731404/jackson-pratt-drainage-in-pediatric-craniofacial-reconstructive-surgery-is-it-helping-or-hurting
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Kumar Vasudevan, Ahyuda Oh, R Shane Tubbs, David Garcia, Andrew Reisner, Joshua J Chern
OBJECTIVE Jackson-Pratt drains (JPDs) are commonly employed in pediatric craniofacial reconstructive surgery (CRFS) to reduce postoperative wound complications, but their risk profile remains unknown. Perioperative blood loss and volume shifts are major risks of CFRS. The goal of this study was to evaluate the risks of JPD usage in CFRS, particularly with regard to perioperative blood loss, hyponatremia, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, and postoperative wound complications. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of data obtained in pediatric patients who underwent CFRS at a single institution, as performed by multiple surgeons between January 2010 and December 2014...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727608/evaluation-of-non-invasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-trauma-patients-with-low-hemoglobin-levels
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Medhat Gamal, Bassant Abdelhamid, Dina Zakaria, Omnia Abd El Dayem, Ashraf Rady, Maher Fawzy, Ahmed Hasanin
OBJECTIVE: Bleeding is a leading cause of death among trauma patients. Delayed assessment of blood hemoglobin level might result in either unnecessary blood transfusion in non-indicated patients or delayed blood transfusion in critically bleeding patients. In this study, we evaluate the precision of non-invasive hemoglobin monitoring in trauma patients with low hemoglobin levels. METHODS: We included trauma patients with low hemoglobin levels (less than 8 g/dL) scheduled for surgical intervention...
July 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723749/effects-of-sealing-the-intramedullary-femoral-canal-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-study
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Xu Li, Xiang-Bei Qi, Xue Han, Wei Wang, Jian-Ning Liu, Ji-Chao Guo, Zhi-Yong Li
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the clinical effects of sealing the femoral canal by intramedullary alignment instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred twenty consecutive patients with knee osteoarthritis, who underwent unilateral TKA, were enrolled in the study and equally randomized into 2 groups: the sealing group and the control group. In the sealing group, the femoral canal was sealed with autogenous bone and cement using intramedullary alignment instrumentation, while the femoral hole was left open for patients in the control group...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723691/high-cost-of-hospitalization-for-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-depended-on-repeated-bleeding-and-blood-transfusion-analysis-with-diagnosis-procedure-combination-data-in-japan
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Yoichiro Ito, Yasuhisa Sakata, Hisako Yoshida, Sayuri Nonaka, Susumu Fujii, Yuichiro Tanaka, Shimpei Shirai, Eri Takeshita, Takashi Akutagawa, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Koji Yamamoto, Nanae Tsuruoka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from a colonic diverticulum is serious in aged patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for high-cost hospitalization of colonic diverticular bleeding using the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) data. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, 78 patients with colonic diverticular bleeding were identified by DPC data in Saga Medical School Hospital. All patients underwent colonic endoscopy within 3 days. The patients were divided into 2 groups: the low-cost group (DPC cost of <500,000 yen) and the high-cost group (DPC cost of >500,000 yen)...
July 20, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719510/evaluation-of-the-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-previously-followed-up-thalassemia-intermedia-patients-to-provide-them-better-care-in-the-future
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Özlem Tüfekçi, Berna Atabay, Meral Türker, Şebnem Yilmaz Bengoa, Salih Gözmen, Tuba Karapinar, Hale Ören, Gülersu İrken
The increased awareness about the severity of complications in thalassemia intermedia patients led authorities to develop strategies for better management and follow-up of these patients. In this study, we aimed to define the clinical and laboratory characteristics in previously followed-up β-thalassemia intermedia patients and wanted to gain an insight about the follow-up of this patient population in a developing country to provide them better care in the future. The mean age at diagnosis was 4 years, and the mean hemoglobin was 7...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719441/fourteen-day-in-vivo-testing-of-a-compliant-thoracic-artificial-lung
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David J Skoog, Joshua R Pohlmann, David S Demos, Christopher N Scipione, Amit Iyengar, Rebecca E Schewe, Ahmed B Suhaib, Kelly L Koch, Keith E Cook
The compliant thoracic artificial lung (cTAL) has been studied in acute in vivo and in vitro experiments. The cTAL's long-term function and potential use as a bridge to lung transplantation are assessed presently. The cTAL without anticoagulant coatings was attached to sheep (n = 5) via the pulmonary artery and left atrium for 14 days. Systemic heparin anticoagulation was used. Compliant thoracic artificial lung resistance, cTAL gas exchange, hematologic parameters, and organ function were recorded. Two sheep were euthanized for nondevice-related issues...
July 14, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718348/thalidomide-has-a-significant-effect-in-patients-with-thalassemia-intermedia
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YunShuan Li, Quan Ren, Yali Zhou, Pingping Li, Wanhua Lin, Xiaolin Yin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of thalidomide in patients with thalassemia intermedia. METHODS: We observed the effect of thalidomide in seven patients with thalassemia intermedia requiring blood transfusion. Four of the patients were transfusion-independent, and three patients were transfusion-dependent. RESULTS: For the four transfusion-independent patients, hemoglobin concentration increased significantly (≥2 g/dl) in three and moderately (1-2 g/dl) in one...
July 18, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717541/is-standard-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-still-the-standard-treatment-modality-for-renal-stones-less-than-three-centimeters
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Ömer Sarılar, Faruk Özgör, Onur Küçüktopçu, Burak Uçpınar, Mehmet Fatih Akbulut, Metin Savun, Zafer Gökhan Gürbüz, Murat Binbay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of study was to compare the efficiency and safety of standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (sPNL) and miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPNL) in lower calyx and/or pelvic stones smaller than three centimeters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From October 2010 to August 2015, 108 mPNL and 176 sPNL procedures were performed for renal stones smaller than three cm and located in the lower calyx and/or renal pelvis. All patients were evaluated preoperatively with intravenous pyelography and/or computed tomography...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717540/totally-tubeless-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-is-feasible-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir, Mohammad Ghasem Mohseni, Seyed Reza Hosseini, Alborz Salavati, Hossein Ganjali, Mohammad Ali Fallah, Hamed Rezaei, Seyed Saeed Modaresi
OBJECTIVE: Regarding technical difficulties that obese body habitus might impose to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) success and higher risk of peri-operative complications in this group of patients, we decided to retrospectively gather data from our patients during past 8 years to determine the stone free and complication rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2007-December 2015, seventy-eight obese patients with body mass index over 35 who had indication for PNL including stones larger than 2 cm in pelvi-calyceal system or smaller extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) resistant stones or who were not a fit candidate for ESWL due to increased skin to target distance, with no contraindication of PNL (including bleeding diathesis, inability to be positioned in prone) were enrolled...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716301/discrete-%C3%AE-adrenergic-mechanisms-regulate-early-and-late-erythropoiesis-in-erythropoietin-resistant-anemia
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Shirin Hasan, Michael J Mosier, Andrea Szilagyi, Richard L Gamelli, Kuzhali Muthumalaiappan
BACKGROUND: Anemia of critical illness is resistant to exogenous erythropoietin. Packed red blood cells transfusions is the only treatment option, and despite related cost and morbidity, there is a need for alternate strategies. Erythrocyte development can be divided into erythropoietin-dependent and erythropoietin-independent stages. We have shown previously that erythropoietin-dependent development is intact in burn patients and the erythropoietin-independent early commitment stage, which is regulated by β1/β2-adrenergic mechanisms, is compromised...
July 14, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712144/frailty-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-in-elderly-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
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Gonzalo Luis Alonso Salinas, Marcelo Sanmartin, Marina Pascual Izco, Luis Miguel Rincon, Pablo Pastor Pueyo, Alvaro Marco Del Castillo, Alberto Garcia Guerrero, Pedro Caravaca Perez, Alejandro Recio-Mayoral, Asuncion Camino, Manuel Jimenez-Mena, José Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients are increasingly older. Conventional prognostic scales include chronological age but do not consider vulnerability. In elderly patients, a frail phenotype represents a better reflection of biological age. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to determine the prevalence of frailty and its influence on patients age ≥75 years with ACS. METHODS: Patients age ≥75 years admitted due to type 1 myocardial infarction were included in 2 tertiary hospitals, and clinical data were collected prospectively...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709759/total-hip-arthroplasty-outcomes-an-18-year-experience-in-a-single-center-is-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-potential-risk-factor-for-adverse-outcomes
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Javier Merayo-Chalico, Marco Gónzalez-Contreras, Rigoberto Ortíz-Hernández, Jorge Alcocer-Varela, David Marcial, Diana Gómez-Martín
BACKGROUND: In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), persistent joint activity and treatment with glucocorticoids are associated with musculoskeletal complications. About 30% of these patients become candidates for surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate postoperative outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in SLE patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study at a tertiary care center in Mexico City between 1995 and 2013...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706382/cementless-acetabular-component-with-or-without-upward-placement-in-dysplasia-hip-early-results-from-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Zhiqi Zhang, Peihui Wu, Zhiyu Huang, Baoxi Yu, Hong Sun, Ming Fu, Yan Kang, Weiming Liao
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in developmental dysplasia of hip (DDH) is difficult for the abnormal acetabulum. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference of anatomic and upward placement of acetabular component during early stage. METHODS: From April 2014 through June 2015, forty DDH patients (Crowe I to III, 42 hips) were prospectively randomized to either anatomic or upward group. Patient recorded diaries were collected. Radiographs were reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697866/quality-initiative-programs-can-decrease-total-joint-arthroplasty-transfusion-rates-a-multicenter-study-using-the-marcqi-total-joint-registry-database
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David C Markel, Mark W Allen, Richard E Hughes, Bonita M Singal, Brian R Hallstrom
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI) noted wide variability between member hospitals in blood transfusion rates after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA). Blood transfusion has substantial risks and accepted recommendations exist to guide transfusion practices. MARCQI began an initiative to decrease unnecessary transfusions by identifying/reporting outliers, discussing conservative transfusion practices, and recommending transfusion guidelines...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697863/intra-articular-application-is-more-effective-than-intravenous-application-of-tranexamic-acid-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin Wang, Qiaojie Wang, Xianlong Zhang, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: The optimal administration route of tranexamic acid (TXA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and the effect of TXA on hidden blood loss and total blood loss are undetermined. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of intravenous versus intra-articular application of tranexamic acid in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A total of 150 patients undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty were randomly distributed to 3 groups (IV, intra-articular, and control group; each 50 patients) and administrated TXA (1 g IV and 50 mL intra-articular saline, 1 g intra-articularly and 50 mL intra-articular saline, and 0 g and 50 mL intra-articular saline, respectively)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697860/multimodal-nutritional-management-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Guorui Cao, Qiang Huang, Bin Xu, Zeyu Huang, Jinwei Xie, Fuxing Pei
BACKGROUND: This study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of a new multimodal nutritional management (MNM) on albumin (ALB) transfusion, the incidence of electrolyte disorders, blood loss, perioperative levels of ALB and electrolyte, length of hospital stay (LOH), and complications in patients following total knee arthroplasty without tourniquet. METHODS: A total of 162 patients were randomized to receive either the MNM protocol (n = 81, experimental group) or traditional protocol (n = 81, control group)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697791/blood-transfusion-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-anemia-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-general-practitioners-attitudes
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Sylvain Le Calvé, Dominique Somme, Joaquim Prud'homm, Aline Corvol
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion in chronic anemia is not covered by guidelines specific to older adults. When they consider that this treatment is necessary in elderly patients, French general practitioners (GPs) contact a hospital specialist to plan a transfusion. METHODS: Twenty French GPs were questioned individually regarding their approach to blood transfusion using semi-structured interviews. Each interview was recorded, typed up verbatim and then coded using an inductive procedure by theme, in a cross-over design (two researchers) in two phases: analysis and summary, followed by grouping of the recorded comments...
July 11, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697050/transfusion-requirement-in-burn-care-evaluation-tribe-a-multicenter-randomized-prospective-trial-of-blood-transfusion-in-major-burn-injury
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Tina L Palmieri, James H Holmes, Brett Arnoldo, Michael Peck, Bruce Potenza, Amalia Cochran, Booker T King, William Dominic, Robert Cartotto, Dhaval Bhavsar, Nathan Kemalyan, Edward Tredget, Francois Stapelberg, David Mozingo, Bruce Friedman, David G Greenhalgh, Sandra L Taylor, Brad H Pollock
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare outcomes of a restrictive to a liberal red cell transfusion strategy in 20% or more total body surface area (TBSA) burn patients. We hypothesized that the restrictive group would have less blood stream infection (BSI), organ dysfunction, and mortality. BACKGROUND: Patients with major burns have major (>1 blood volume) transfusion requirements. Studies suggest that a restrictive blood transfusion strategy is equivalent to a liberal strategy...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692551/can-exchange-transfusion-normalize-serum-levels-of-copper-zinc-and-magnesium-in-severe-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
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Reem A Abdel Aziz, Abdel-Azeem M El-Mazary, Ahmed A Saidii
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a frequently encountered problem. Erythrocytes, especially reticulocytes are rich in copper (Cu) and magnesium (Mg) so its serum levels increase after hemolysis. Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in synthesis of some enzymes included in the bilirubin metabolism and may cause hemolysis. Exchange transfusion is the main treatment for severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia but can exchange transfusion affect the previous trace elements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured Cu, Zn, and Mg serum levels in full-term neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit of Minia University hospital with severe indirect hyperbilirubinemia before and after exchange transfusion...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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