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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546007/development-and-validation-of-the-halt-hcc-score-to-predict-mortality-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Kazunari Sasaki, Daniel J Firl, Koji Hashimoto, Masato Fujiki, Teresa Diago-Uso, Cristiano Quintini, Bijan Eghtesad, John J Fung, Federico N Aucejo, Charles M Miller
BACKGROUND: Tumour morphological criteria for determining the appropriateness of liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma poorly estimate post-transplantation mortality. The aim of this study was to develop and assess the utility of a continuous risk score in predicting overall survival following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort analysis to develop a continuous multivariable risk score for assessment of overall survival following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma...
May 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544989/impact-of-mediolateral-episiotomy-on-incidence-of-obstetrical-anal-sphincter-injury-diagnosed-by-endoanal-ultrasound
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Kristina Drusany Staric, Adolf Lukanovic, Petra Petrocnik, Vita Zacesta, Corrado Cescon, Miha Lucovnik
OBJECTIVE: to examine potential association between mediolateral episiotomy and reduced incidence of obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) diagnosed by endoanal ultrasound. DESIGN: prospective cohort study. SETTING: tertiary referral university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: sixty nulliparous women at 28-33 weeks of gestation with singleton pregnancies were included between 2010 and 2012. MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: participants were examined with endoanal ultrasound at 28-33 weeks gestation and at 6-7 weeks post-partum...
May 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529185/care-2013-explanations-and-elaborations-reporting-guidelines-for-case-reports
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David S Riley, Melissa S Barber, Gunver S Kienle, Jeffry Aronson, Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Peter Tugwell, Helmut Kiene, Mark Helfand, Douglas G Altman, Harold Sox, Paul G Werthmann, David Moher, Richard A Rison, Larissa Shamseer, Christian A Koch, Gordon H Sun, Patrick Hanaway, Cleveland Clinic, Nancy L Sudak, Marietta Kaszkin-Bettag, Joel J Gagnier
Well-written and transparent case reports (1) reveal early signals of potential benefits, harms, and information on the use of resources; (2) provide information for clinical research and clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), and (3) inform medical education. High-quality case reports are more likely when authors follow reporting guidelines. During 2011-2012 a group of clinicians, researchers, and journal editors developed recommendations for the accurate reporting of information in case reports that resulted in the CARE (CAse REport) Statement and Checklist...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527232/three-dimensional-evaluation-of%C3%A2-postural%C3%A2-stability-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-mobile-technology
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Sarah J Ozinga, Mandy Miller Koop, Susan M Linder, Andre G Machado, Tanujit Dey, Jay L Alberts
BACKGROUND: Postural instability is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease. Objective metrics to characterize postural stability are necessary for the development of treatment algorithms to aid in the clinical setting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to validate a mobile device platform and resultant three-dimensional balance metric that characterizes postural stability. METHODS: A mobile Application was developed, in which biomechanical data from inertial sensors within a mobile device were processed to characterize movement of center of mass in the medial-lateral, anterior-posterior and trunk rotation directions...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485495/locoregional-recurrence-following-maxillectomy-implications-for-microvascular-reconstruction
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Ilya Likhterov, Michael A Fritz, Ivan H El-Sayed, Rahul Seth, Hani M Rayess, P Daniel Knott
OBJECTIVE: Reconstruction of maxillectomy defects offers potential quality-of-life improvement, although cavity coverage may impact surveillance of recurrent malignancy. We describe the pattern of postmaxillectomy locoregional recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Patients from 2001 to 2011 at the University of California, San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic. RESULTS: Among 75 patients with malignancy resulting in partial or total maxillectomy, 57 were treated with obturators and 18 underwent reconstructive surgery...
May 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484067/patient-entered-wellness-data-and-tailored-electronic-recommendations-increase-preventive-care
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Julie Foucher-Urcuyo, David Longworth, Michael Roizen, Bo Hu, Michael B Rothberg
PURPOSE: We investigated whether a tool using patient-entered wellness data to generate tailored electronic recommendations improved preventive care delivery. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods retrospective study of primary care encounters utilizing an Integrated Wellness Tool with a matched-comparison before-and-after study design. Encounters took place at a single clinic within the Cleveland Clinic Health System. The primary outcome was preventive orders placed...
May 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477435/sacral-nerve-stimulation-can-be-an-effective-treatment-for-low-anterior-resection-syndrome
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Saleh M Eftaiha, Banujan Balachandran, Slawomir J Marecik, Anders Mellgren, Johan Nordenstam, George Melich, Leela M Prasad, John J Park
AIM: Sacral nerve stimulation has become a preferred method for the treatment of faecal incontinence in patients who fail conservative (non-operative) therapy. In previous small studies, sacral nerve stimulation has demonstrated improvement of faecal incontinence and quality of life in a majority of patients with low anterior resection syndrome. We evaluated the efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of low anterior resection syndrome, using a recently developed and validated low anterior resection syndrome instrument to quantify symptoms...
May 6, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474533/ct-texture-analysis-of-ex-vivo-renal-stones-predicts-ease-of-fragmentation-with-shockwave-lithotripsy
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Helen Wei Cui, Wout Devlies, Samuel Ravenscroft, Hendrik Heers, Andrew Freidin, Robin Cleveland, Balaji Ganeshan, Ben W Turney
Introduction Understanding the factors affecting success of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) would improve informed decision-making on the most appropriate treatment modality for an individual patient. Although stone size and skin-to-stone distance do correlate with fragmentation efficacy, it has been shown that stone composition and architecture, as reflected by structural heterogeneity on CT, are also important factors. This study aims to determine if CT Texture Analysis (CTTA)-a novel, non-destructive, and objective tool that generates statistical metrics reflecting stone heterogeneity-could have utility in predicting likelihood of SWL success...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470366/technique-of-the-transobturator-puborectal-sling-in-fecal-incontinence
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C Brochard, M Queralto, P Cabarrot, L Siproudhis, G Portier
BACKGROUND: The puborectoplasty in fecal incontinence (FI) has been described through retropubic approach. Here, we describe a puborectal sling placement through transobturator approach with a device used for vaginal vault prolapse and report long-term outcome at 5 years. METHODS: Six women with FI for whom usual treatments (including sacral nerve stimulation) have failed were enrolled in a pilot study. Cleveland Clinic Incontinence Score (CCIS) and FI quality of life (FIQL) were used to evaluate results...
May 3, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466562/subsequent-pulse-generator-replacement-surgery-does-not-increase-the-infection-rate-in-patients-with-deep-brain-stimulator-systems-a-review-of-1537-unique-implants-at-a-single-center
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Leonardo A Frizon, Olivia Hogue, Connor Wathen, Erin Yamamoto, Navin C Sabharwal, Jaes Jones, Josephine Volovetz, Andres L Maldonado-Naranjo, Darlene A Lobel, Andre G Machado, Sean J Nagel
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-recognized treatment for patients with movement disorders and other neurological diseases. The implantable pulse generator (IPG) is a fundamental component of the DBS system. Although IPG implantation and replacement surgeries are comparatively minor procedures relative to the brain lead insertion, patients often require multiple IPG replacements during their lifetime with each operation carrying a small but possibly cumulative risk of complications...
May 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457322/marriage-and-mortality-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Brian C Gulack, Betsy Hale, William D White, Richard E Moon, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Marriage is linked to substantial societal and economic benefits, and it has been associated with improved outcomes following acute illness. However, it is not known if being married confers benefit to patients undergoing noncardiac surgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing any noncardiac surgical procedure were included over a period of 19 months. All-cause mortality at 2 years was determined by linking patient records to the National Death Index...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454730/2017-acc-aha-hfsa-ishlt-acp-advanced-training-statement-on-advanced-heart-failure-and-transplant-cardiology-revision-of-the-accf-aha-acp-hfsa-ishlt-2010-clinical-competence-statement-on-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-and-cardiac-transplant
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Mariell Jessup, Mark H Drazner, Wendy Book, Joseph C Cleveland, Ira Dauber, Susan Farkas, Mahazarin Ginwalla, Jason N Katz, Peggy Kirkwood, Michelle M Kittleson, Joseph E Marine, Paul Mather, Alanna A Morris, Donna M Polk, Antoine Sakr, Kelly H Schlendorf, Esther E Vorovich, Eric S Williams, Jonathan L Halperin, Jesse E Adams, James A Arrighi, Eric H Awtry, Eric R Bates, John E Brush, Lori Daniels, Susan Fernandes, Rosario Freeman, Sadiya S Khan, Joseph E Marine, John A McPherson, Lisa A Mendes, Thomas Ryan, Chittur A Sivaram, Robert L Spicer, Andrew Wang, Howard H Weitz
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April 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448604/non-invasive-imaging-assessment-of-the-biodistribution-of-gsk2849330-an-adcc-and-cdc-optimized-anti-her3-mab-and-its-role-in-tumor-macrophage-recruitment-in-human-tumor-bearing-mice
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Hasan Alsaid, Tinamarie Skedzielewski, Mary V Rambo, Kristen Hunsinger, Bao Hoang, William Fieles, Edward R Long, James Tunstead, Danielle J Vugts, Matthew Cleveland, Neil Clarke, Christopher Matheny, Beat M Jucker
The purpose of this work was to use various molecular imaging techniques to non-invasively assess GSK2849330 (anti HER3 ADCC and CDC enhanced 'AccretaMab' monoclonal antibody) pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in human xenograft tumor-bearing mice. Immuno-PET biodistribution imaging of radiolabeled 89Zr-GSK2849330 was assessed in mice with HER3 negative (MIA-PaCa-2) and positive (CHL-1) human xenograft tumors. Dose dependency of GSK2849330 disposition was assessed using varying doses of unlabeled GSK2849330 co-injected with 89Zr-GSK2849330...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448375/promis-sleep-disturbance-and-sleep-related-impairment-in-adolescents-examining-psychometrics-using-self-report-and-actigraphy
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Alyson E Hanish, Deborah C Lin-Dyken, Joan C Han
BACKGROUND: The National Institutes of Health Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) has self-reported health measures available for both pediatric and adult populations, but no pediatric measures are available currently in the sleep domains. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this observational study was to perform preliminary validation studies on age-appropriate, self-reported sleep measures in healthy adolescents. METHODS: This study examined 25 healthy adolescents' self-reported daytime sleepiness, sleep disturbance, sleep-related impairment, and sleep patterns...
May 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447624/wireless-power-transfer-to-millimeter-sized-gastrointestinal-electronics-validated-in-a-swine-model
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Abubakar Abid, Jonathan M O'Brien, Taylor Bensel, Cody Cleveland, Lucas Booth, Brian R Smith, Robert Langer, Giovanni Traverso
Electronic devices placed in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract for prolonged periods have the potential to transform clinical evaluation and treatment. One challenge to the deployment of such gastroresident electronics is the difficulty in powering millimeter-sized electronics devices without using batteries, which compromise biocompatibility and long-term residence. We examined the feasibility of leveraging mid-field wireless powering to transfer power from outside of the body to electronics at various locations along the GI tract...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439598/does-pulmonary-rehabilitation-alleviate-depression-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Faris A Alsaraireh, Sami A Aloush
To identify if pulmonary rehabilitation can achieve a clinically significant alleviation in the level of depression among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients older than 70 years.  Methods: We conducted a retrospective secondary analysis of the patients' electronic records from a major pulmonary rehabilitation center in Cleveland, OH, United States between 2010 and 2014. Profiles of 105 participants who had completed more than 6 pulmonary rehabilitation sessions and were older than 70 years at the time of enrollment in the program were included...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433451/prospective-randomized-study-comparing-two-cephalomedullary-nails-for-elderly-intertrochanteric-fractures-zimmer-natural-nail-versus-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-ii
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Young-Soo Shin, Jin-Eon Chae, Tae-Wook Kang, Seung-Beom Han
OBJECTIVES: Although both clinical and biomechanical studies suggest that cephalomedullary implants have a mechanical advantage over extramedullary implants, a high rate of complications or implant failure remains in elderly patients with osteoporosis. In an attempt to address some of these challenges, new implants with improved designs named proximal femoral nail antirotation II (PFNA II) and Zimmer natural nail (ZNN) were developed for elderly patients. Although the PFNA II reportedly has good clinical outcomes, it is unclear which implant achieves better safety and efficacy for treating intertrochanteric hip fractures...
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430682/attempted-development-of-a-tool-to-predict-anesthesia-preparation-time-from-patient-related-and-procedure-related-characteristics
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Kamal Maheshwari, Jing You, Kenneth C Cummings, Maged Argalious, Daniel I Sessler, Andrea Kurz, Jacek Cywinski
BACKGROUND: Operating room (OR) utilization generally ranges from 50% to 75%. Inefficiencies can arise from various factors, including prolonged anesthesia preparation time, defined as the period from induction of anesthesia until patients are considered ready for surgery. Our goal was to use patient-related and procedure-related factors to develop a model predicting anesthesia preparation time. METHODS: From the electronic medical records of adults who had noncardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, we developed a model that used a dozen preoperative factors to predict anesthesia preparation time...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429130/long-term-outcome-of-sacral-neuromodulation-for-chronic-refractory-constipation
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Yasuko Maeda, Michael A Kamm, Carolynne J Vaizey, Klaus E Matzel, Claes Johansson, Harald Rosen, Cornelius G Baeten, Søren Laurberg
PURPOSE: Sacral neuromodulation has been reported as a treatment for severe idiopathic constipation. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of sacral neuromodulation by following patients who participated in a prospective, open-label, multicentre study up to 5 years. METHODS: Patients were followed up at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months. Symptoms and quality of life were assessed using bowel diary, the Cleveland Clinic constipation score and the Short Form-36 quality-of-life scale...
April 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427284/delivering-tertiary-centre-specialty-care-to-als-patients-via-telemedicine-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Stephen M Selkirk, Monique O Washington, Frances McClellan, Broderick Flynn, Jacinta M Seton, Richard Strozewski
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine if ALS patients evaluated via telemedicine received the same quality of care as patients evaluated by traditional face-to-face encounters. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study design was used. Participants were patients diagnosed with ALS that received multidisciplinary care at the tertiary Cleveland VA ALS Centre between 1 March 2008- and 31 anuary 2015. Participants were not randomised, but chose telemedicine based on preference, disability level or distance from the clinic...
April 21, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
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