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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338165/-clinical-efficacy-of-partial-resection-of-puborectalis-combined-with-mutilation-of-internal-anal-sphincter-in-the-treatment-of-puborectalis-syndrome-with-high-anal-pressure
#1
Hui Ye, Weicheng Liu, Qun Qian, Zhisu Liu, Congqing Jiang, Keyan Zheng, Qianbo Qin, Zhao Ding, Zhilin Gong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of partial resection of puborectalis combined with mutilation of internal anal sphincter(IAS) in the treatment of puborectalis syndrome with high anal pressure. METHODS: Twenty-five cases of puborectalis syndrome with high anal resting pressure in the preoperative examination received the operation of partial resection of puborectalis combined with mutilation of IAS in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University between January 2013 and May 2015...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332126/klotho-suppresses-high-phosphate-induced-osteogenic-responses-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-through-inhibition-of-sox9
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Fei Li, Qingzhou Yao, Lihua Ao, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
Elevated level of blood phosphate (Pi) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor of aortic valve calcification. Aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) display osteogenic responses to high Pi although the underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. Sox9 is a pro-chondrogenic factor and may play a role in ectopic tissue calcification. Circulating and kidney levels of Klotho are reduced in patients with CKD. We hypothesized that Sox9 mediates high Pi-induced osteogenic responses in human AVICs and that Klotho inhibits the responses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318820/sarcoidosis-associated-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-a-large-cohort-clinical-aspects-and-response-to-ivig-and-anti-tnf-alpha-treatment
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Jinny O Tavee, Karen Karwa, Zubair Ahmed, Nicolas Thompson, Joseph Parambil, Daniel A Culver
OBJECTIVE: Small fiber neuropathy commonly affects patients with sarcoidosis and is often refractory to standard immunosuppressive therapies used for systemic disease. The clinical features of sarcoidosis-associated small fiber neuropathy (SSFN) and its response to medical therapy have not been described in a large population. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with SSFN seen at the Cleveland Clinic over a 4-year period. RESULTS: SSFN was identified in 143 individuals although other causes of neuropathy were found in 28 cases...
March 9, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298708/outcomes-of-sacral-nerve-stimulation-for-faecal-incontinence-in-northern-ireland
#4
G W Irwin, B V Dasari, R Irwin, D Johnston, K Khosraviani
BACKGROUND: Sacral nerve root stimulation (SNS) is an effective and developing therapy for faecal incontinence, a debilitating condition that can result in social and personal incapacitation. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are to assess the morbidity of the procedure, improvement in the incontinence scores and Quality of Life (QoL) following SNS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were identified from the Northern Ireland regional SNS service from 2006 to 2012...
January 2017: Ulster Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296818/endoscopic-stricturotomy-with-needle-knife-in-the-treatment-of-strictures-from-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#5
Nan Lan, Bo Shen
BACKGROUND: Fibrotic strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are often not amenable to medical therapy. Therapy with endoscopic balloon dilation usually requires frequent repeat treatments. Therefore, we developed the novel needle knife stricturotomy (NKSt) for the treatment of strictures in the patients with IBD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of NKSt. METHODS: Data of patients with strictures treated with NKSt in our Interventional IBD Unit at the Cleveland Clinic were extracted from the registry...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290001/choroid-plexus-tumors-in-adult-and-pediatric-populations-the-cleveland-clinic-and-university-hospitals-experience
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Michal Bahar, Hasan Hashem, Tanya Tekautz, Sarah Worley, Anne Tang, Peter de Blank, Johannes Wolff
Choroid plexus tumors (CPT) are rare neoplasms accounting for 1-4% of all pediatric brain tumors. They are divided into choroid plexus papilloma (CPP), atypical choroid plexus papilloma (APP) and choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC). CPTs are known to primarily affect children less than 2 years of age. Gross total resection is the most important predictor of survival especially in CPC. Although small case series have been published, limited clinical data are available to describe treatment and outcome of CPTs. More clinical data would be necessary to complete the picture, particularly in populations that are not age limited...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288849/whole-blood-selenium-determination-by-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Dustin R Bunch, Wendy Cieslak, Sihe Wang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a sensitive method for accurately measuring whole blood selenium and determining an appropriate reference interval for the local Cleveland population. DESIGN AND METHODS: The assay was developed and validated on an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with a collision cell. Whole blood trace element free EDTA tubes were used to collect samples for the reference interval study (n=50). Samples were collected after at least 8h fast from healthy adults (76% females) with ages between 19 and 64yr...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288051/long-term-effects-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-kidney-function-in-high-risk-cardiac-surgery-patients-follow-up-results-from-the-renalrip-trial
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Alexander Zarbock, John A Kellum, Hugo Van Aken, Christoph Schmidt, Mira Küllmar, Peter Rosenberger, Sven Martens, Dennis Görlich, Melanie Meersch
BACKGROUND: In a multicenter, randomized trial, the authors enrolled patients at high-risk for acute kidney injury as identified by a Cleveland Clinic Foundation score of 6 or more. The authors enrolled 240 patients at four hospitals and randomized them to remote ischemic preconditioning or control. The authors found that remote ischemic preconditioning reduced acute kidney injury in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The authors now report on the effects of remote ischemic preconditioning on 90-day outcomes...
March 13, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284970/2017-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
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March 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283266/vasectomy-reversal-semen-analysis-new-reference-ranges-predict-pregnancy
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Ahmad Majzoub, Nicholas N Tadros, A Scott Polackwich, Rakesh Sharma, Ashok Agarwal, Edmund Sabanegh
OBJECTIVE: To study the semen analysis values required to cause a pregnancy after vasectomy reversal (VR). Vasectomy reversal is increasingly performed on men who wish to regain fertility after elective sterilization. Despite a thorough understanding of predictors of vasal patency after surgery, little is known about the patients' semen parameters and pregnancy potential. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary-care hospital...
March 7, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282274/improving-the-management-of-patients-with-low-risk-neutropenic-fever-at-the-cleveland-clinic-taussig-cancer-institute
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Lindsey Martin Goodman, Bassam Estfan, Alberto Montero, Girish Kunapareddy, Jessica Lau, Erika Gallagher, Carolyn Best, Barb Tripp, Machelle Moeller, Brian Bolwell, James Stevenson
PURPOSE: Neutropenic fever (NF) is an oncologic emergency and has resulted historically in inpatient management. The Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) score can be used to identify patients with NF at a low risk of complications who can be managed safely as outpatients. Despite established guidelines supporting outpatient management of low-risk neutropenic fever (LRNF), provider awareness is low, and inpatient admission for intravenous antibiotics continues to be standard of care...
March 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277597/radiofrequency-procedure-secca%C3%A2-for-fecal-incontinence-one-year-experience
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Marco Frascio, Cesare Stabilini, Marco Casaccia, Tommaso Testa, Rosario Fornaro, Maria Caterina Parodi, Ciro Marrone, Ezio Gianetta, Francesca Mandolfino
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency is a treatment option for patients suffering from fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVE: To assess the one-year follow-up results following the radiofrequency procedure for fecal incontinence. DESIGN: Prospective, single-center, observational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients underwent the SECCA® radiofrequency procedure, 19 of who completed the one-year of follow-up (Cleveland Clinic Florida Fecal Incontinence score, Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (FIQoL), anorectal manometry, and endoanal ultrasound)...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271992/evaluating-quality-of-medical-tourism-for-heart-surgery-measures-that-matter
#13
Michael Schlosser, Felix Lee
There are some success stories. Lowe's pioneering flat-rate deal with the Cleveland Clinic for heart surgery has shown both cost savings and quality improvement. Other large employers, notably Walmart and PepsiCo, have followed suit, signing contracts with self-described, single-hospital "centers of excellence" for a handful of elective procedures.
February 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265841/surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cushing-s-disease-the-cleveland-clinic-experience
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Philip C Johnston, Laurence Kennedy, Amir H Hamrahian, Zahrae Sandouk, James Bena, Betul Hatipoglu, Robert J Weil
CONTEXT: Transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) to resect a pituitary adenoma is considered first-line treatment for patients with Cushing's disease (CD). Early, post-operative remission rates >80% are expected for patients with a microadenoma (≤ 10 mm) visible on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. OBJECTIVE: To report surgical outcomes and predictors of remission in a specialist center for patients with CD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data was obtained from a prospective CD database in addition to review of all electronic medical, laboratory and surgical patient records...
March 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251356/midterm-outcomes-of-injectable-bulking-agents-for-fecal-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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K D Hong, J S Kim, W B Ji, J W Um
BACKGROUND: Various bulking agents have been used to treat fecal incontinence. While short-term outcomes are attractive, there is still a lack of long-term data. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the midterm outcomes of treatment with injectable bulking agents and to identify predictive factors for improvement in incontinence. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched using the terms injection, bulking agents, and fecal incontinence...
March 1, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247063/misfolded-sod1-is-not-a-primary-component-of-sporadic-als
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Sandrine Da Cruz, Anh Bui, Shahram Saberi, Sandra K Lee, Jennifer Stauffer, Melissa McAlonis-Downes, Derek Schulte, Donald P Pizzo, Philippe A Parone, Don W Cleveland, John Ravits
A common feature of inherited and sporadic ALS is accumulation of abnormal proteinaceous inclusions in motor neurons and glia. SOD1 is the major protein component accumulating in patients with SOD1 mutations, as well as in mutant SOD1 mouse models. ALS-linked mutations of SOD1 have been shown to increase its propensity to misfold and/or aggregate. Antibodies specific for monomeric or misfolded SOD1 have detected misfolded SOD1 accumulating predominantly in spinal cord motor neurons of ALS patients with SOD1 mutations...
February 28, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245849/the-physician-s-experience-of-changing-clinical-practice-a-struggle-to-unlearn
#17
Divya M Gupta, Richard J Boland, David C Aron
BACKGROUND: Changing clinical practice is a difficult process, best illustrated by the time lag between evidence and use in practice and the extensive use of low-value care. Existing models mostly focus on the barriers to learning and implementing new knowledge. Changing clinical practice, however, includes not only the learning of new practices but also unlearning old and outmoded knowledge. There exists sparse literature regarding the unlearning that takes place at a physician level...
February 28, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245344/inter-and-intra-laboratory-standardization-of-tunel-assay-for-assessment-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation
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S Ribeiro, R Sharma, S Gupta, Z Cakar, C De Geyter, A Agarwal
One of the challenges with the sperm DNA fragmentation results is the inconsistency and the large variability in the results obtained by different techniques. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay quantifies the incorporation of fluoresceinated dUTP into single- and double-strand DNA breaks by labeling the 3'-OH terminal with TdT. The goal of this study was optimize the TUNEL protocol for assessment of sperm DNA fragmentation by standardization of the method and comparison of the data across two reference laboratories (i) at Basel, Switzerland and (ii) Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA...
February 28, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240823/predicting-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-utility-of-a-risk-assessment-tool
#19
Rushad Patell, Lisa Rybicki, Keith R McCrae, Alok A Khorana
Inpatient venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a priority preventable illness; risk in cancer varies and prophylaxis is inconsistently used. A previously validated tool [Khorana Score, KS] identifies VTE risk in cancer outpatients with 5 easily available variables but has not been studied in the inpatient setting. We evaluated the validity of KS in predicting VTE risk in hospitalized cancer patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive oncology inpatients at the Cleveland Clinic from 11/2012-12/2014 (n= 3531)...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238491/ovarian-transposition-a-surgical-option-for-fertility-preservation
#20
Sara E Arian, Linnea Goodman, Rebecca L Flyckt, Tommaso Falcone
OBJECTIVE: To describe and demonstrate a novel surgical method for laparoscopic ovarian transposition. In this video, we present a unique minimally invasive technique for transposing the ovaries, whereby the ovary is tunneled through the peritoneum. DESIGN: Video presentation of clinical article. The video uses animations and a surgical case to demonstrate the detailed surgical technique for laparoscopic ovarian transposition with a unique feature. Institutional review board approval was not required for this video presentation...
February 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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