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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342430/tissue-expander-stimulated-lengthening-of-arteries-for-the-treatment-of-midaortic-syndrome-in-children
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Heung Bae Kim, Gabriel J Ramos-Gonzalez, Khashayar Vakili, Deborah R Stein, Michael A Ferguson, Diego Porras, James E Lock, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad Alomari, Steven J Fishman
BACKGROUND: Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare condition characterized by stenosis of the abdominal aorta. Patients with disease refractory to medical management will usually require either endovascular therapy or surgery with use of prosthetic graft material for bypass or patch angioplasty. We report our early experience with a novel approach using a tissue expander (TE) to lengthen the normal native arteries in children with MAS, allowing primary aortic repair without the need for prosthetic graft material...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342427/reconstructive-aortic-valve-surgery-in-the-elderly-techniques-and-outcomes
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Paul P Urbanski, Atanas Jankulovski, Kiril Doldurov, Xiaochun Zhan, Ayman Sodah, Michael Zacher, Anno Diegeler
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate operative techniques and long-term results after aortic valve or root repair in patients aged 75 years or more. METHODS: Between November 2002 and January 2016, a total of 815 patients underwent aortic valve or root repair. Among them were 100 patients aged 75 years or more (mean, 78 ± 3; range, 75-88 years), including 17 patients operated on an emergency basis because of acute aortic dissection. None/trivial, mild, moderate, and severe insufficiency grades were presented in 9, 23, 27, and 41 patients, respectively...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342417/a-study-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-fenestrated-branched-evar-compared-with-open-surgery-for-patients-with-complex-aortic-aneurysms-at-2-years
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Morgane Michel, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Jean Marzelle, Céline Quelen, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the cost-effectiveness of fenestrated and branched stent grafts (f/b EVAR) compared with open surgical repair (OSR) in thoraco-abdominal or complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA/AAA) at 2 years. METHODS: Two matched cohorts of patients with TAAA or complex AAA were compared after a follow-up of two years. Patients included in the WINDOW French multicentre prospective registry were treated by f/b EVAR, and OSR patients were extracted from the French national hospital discharge database...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342314/fatigue-is-a-relevant-outcome-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Christopher Tran, Vera Bril, Hans D Katzberg, Carolina Barnett
INTRODUCTION: Patients with myasthenia gravis often experience fatigue, but its effect on quality of life (QoL) is underestimated, and fatigue is rarely measured in clinical trials. METHODS: 257 myasthenic patients completed the Neuro-QoL-Fatigue and measures of disease severity and QoL. We studied the relationship between fatigue, clinical, and demographic variables. Finally, we studied the responsiveness of the Neuro-QoL-Fatigue in 95 patients receiving treatments for myasthenia, and estimated the minimal important difference (MID)...
January 17, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342036/trends-in-intraoperative-testing-during-cochlear-implantation
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Joshua Cody Page, Matthew D Cox, Blake Hollowoa, Juliana Bonilla-Velez, Aaron Trinidade, John L Dornhoffer
OBJECTIVE: No consensus guidelines exist regarding intraoperative testing during cochlear implantation and wide variation in practice habits exists. The objective of this observational study was to survey otologists/neurotologists to understand practice habits and overall opinion of usefulness of intraoperative testing. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A web-based survey was sent to 194 practicing Otologists/Neurotologists. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Questions included practice setting and experience, habits with respect to electrodes used, intraoperative testing modalities used, overall opinion of intraoperative testing, and practice habits in various scenarios...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341898/induction-of-alpha-synuclein-pathology-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-rat-and-non-human-primate-results-in-gastrointestinal-dysmotility-and-transient-cns-pathology
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Fredric P Manfredsson, Kelvin C Luk, Matthew J Benskey, Aysegul Guezer, Joanna Garcia, Nathan C Kuhn, Ivette M Sandoval, Joseph R Patterson, Alana O'Mara, Reid Yonkers, Jeffrey H Kordower
Alpha-Synuclein (α-syn) is by far the most highly vetted pathogenic and therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease. Aggregated α-syn is present in sporadic Parkinson's disease, both in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The enteric division of the PNS is of particular interest because 1) gastric dysfunction is a key clinical manifestation of Parkinson's disease, and 2) Lewy pathology in myenteric and submucosal neurons of the enteric nervous system (ENS) has been referred to as stage zero in the Braak pathological staging of Parkinson's disease...
January 13, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341836/a-cohort-study-of-patient-reported-outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-receiving-active-cancer-therapy-in-the-last-six-months-of-life
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Jared R Lowe, Yinxi Yu, Steven Wolf, Greg Samsa, Thomas W LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: Evidence about the unique palliative care needs of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is limited. Improving the care of these patients will require a better understanding of their unmet needs, including symptom burden at the end of life, and patterns of healthcare utilization. OBJECTIVE: To describe AML patients' experiences in the last six months of life regarding symptom burden, blood product utilization, and use of palliative care services...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341818/medicine-as-it-should-be-teaching-team-and-teamwork-during-a-palliative-care-clerkship
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Barbara A Head, Christian Davis Furman, Andrew M Lally, Kimberly Leake, Mark Pfeifer
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an important component of medical education. Rotations with palliative care interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) provide an optimal environment for IPE and teaching teamwork skills. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the learning of senior medical students during a palliative care rotation. DESIGN: A constant comparison method based on grounded theory was used in this qualitative study. SETTING/SUBJECTS: Senior medical students completed a semi-structured reflective writing exercise after a required one-week palliative care clerkship...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341393/prognostic-and-therapeutic-factors-influencing-the-clinical-outcome-of-hepatoblastoma-after-liver-transplantation-a-single-institute-experience
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Katsutsugu Umeda, Hideaki Okajima, Koji Kawaguchi, Seishiro Nodomi, Satoshi Saida, Itaru Kato, Hidefumi Hiramatsu, Eri Ogawa, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Shinya Okamoto, Shinji Uemoto, Kenichiro Watanabe, Souichi Adachi
LT has contributed to an elevation in cure rates for patients with unresectable HB; however, patients with recurrent HB after LT have poor prognosis. To analyze the prognostic and therapeutic factors that influence the clinical outcome of patients with HB receiving LT, we retrospectively analyzed 24 patients with HB who underwent LT between 1997 and 2015. The 5-year OS rate of all patients was 69.6±9.7%. The 5-year OS rate of 11 patients receiving salvage LT for recurrent tumor after a primary resection was comparable to that of 13 patients receiving primary LT...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341372/renal-transplantation-in-children-under-3%C3%A2-years-of-age-experience-from-a-single-center-study
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Yann Loiseau, Justine Bacchetta, Amna Klich, Bruno Ranchin, Delphine Demede, Audrey Laurent, Florent Baudin, Florentine Garaix, Pascal Roy, Pierre Cochat
RTx remains challenging in children under 3 years of age. This single-center study reviewed the medical records of children <3 years transplanted since 1987 (N = 32, Group 1). They were matched for donor type and RTx period with children aged 3-13 years (N = 32, Group 2) and 13-18 years (N = 32, Group 3). There were no between-group significant differences regarding distributions of gender, primary renal disease, proportion of dialysis before RTx, and growth (SDS). Compared to Groups 2 and 3, Group 1 had more peritoneal dialyses (P < ...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341356/all-over-the-map-an-interobserver-agreement-study-of-tumor-location-based-on-the-pi-radsv2-sector-map
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Matthew D Greer, Joanna H Shih, Tristan Barrett, Sandra Bednarova, Ismail Kabakus, Yan Mee Law, Haytham Shebel, Maria J Merino, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Peter L Choyke, Baris Turkbey
BACKGROUND: Prostate imaging reporting and data system version 2 (PI-RADSv2) recommends a sector map for reporting findings of prostate cancer mulitparametric MRI (mpMRI). Anecdotally, radiologists may demonstrate inconsistent reproducibility with this map. PURPOSE: To evaluate interobserver agreement in defining prostate tumor location on mpMRI using the PI-RADSv2 sector map. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION: Thirty consecutive patients who underwent mpMRI between October, 2013 and March, 2015 and who subsequently underwent prostatectomy with whole-mount processing...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341249/reconstruction-of-an-upper-posterior-thigh-extensive-defect-with-a-free-split-anterolateral-thigh-s-alt-flap-by-perforator-to-perforator-anastomosis-a-case-report
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Mario F Scaglioni, Andrè A Barth, Pietro Giovanoli
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is one of the most commonly used flap worldwide in reconstructive surgery, as both free flap and pedicled local flap. Here, we report the use of a free split anterolateral thigh (s-ALT) flap for reconstruction of a 14 cm × 16 cm soft tissue defect of the left upper posterior thigh region due to sarcoma resection in a patient. The ALT flap was harvested based on two musculocutaneous perforators from the right thigh and anastomosed to the contralateral descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) in perforator-to-perforator manner, in order to gain more pedicle length and being able to cover the posterior thigh defect...
January 17, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341071/anticholinergic-medication-for-antipsychotic-induced-tardive-dyskinesia
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Hanna Bergman, Karla Soares-Weiser
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) medication is used extensively to treat people with serious mental illnesses. However, it is associated with a wide range of adverse effects, including movement disorders. Because of this, many people treated with antipsychotic medication also receive anticholinergic drugs in order to reduce some of the associated movement side-effects. However, there is also a suggestion from animal experiments that the chronic administration of anticholinergics could cause tardive dyskinesia...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340965/emotional-and-social-characteristics-of-stroke-patients-with-low-verbal-memory
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Ewa Zawadzka, Łucja Domańska
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits, especially problems with memory observed after stroke often coexist with patients' experience of difficulties in everyday life situations. AIMS: The purposes of the study were to explore the relationships between verbal memory, emotional functioning and social competence in stroke patients, and to examine the emotional and social condition of stroke patients with low verbal memory. METHODS: Ninety-five participants were assessed with the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, the Neuropsychology Behavior and Affect Profile, and the Social Competency Questionnaire...
January 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340917/biliary-bypass-with-laparoscopic-choledochoduodenostomy
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Joshua K Kays, Leonidas G Koniaris, Daniel P Milgrom, Attila Nakeeb
Laparoscopic choledochoduodenostomy (LCDD) is employed to treat many benign biliary diseases when endoscopic or percutaneous techniques are not feasible. We describe our technique for LCDD, which utilizes common bile duct transection and an end-to-side biliary-enteric anastomosis. This procedure includes the following elements: isolation and transection of the common bile duct, mobilization of the duodenum (Kocher maneuver), inspection of the common bile duct, and end-to-side biliary-enteric anastomosis. Key details and pitfalls are discussed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340761/long-term-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-rituximab-plus-fludarabine-and-mitoxantrone-r-fm-for-gastric-marginal-zone-lymphoma-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Emanuele Cencini, Alberto Fabbri, Francesco Lauria, Monica Bocchia
There is no consensus about the best treatment option for patients with HP-negative gastric MALT lymphomas or persistent disease after HP eradication.We have investigated fludarabine and mitoxantrone with rituximab (R-FM) as first-line treatment. A cohort of 13 patients was analyzed. Induction treatment consisted of fludarabine (25 mg/m2 i.v. on days 2 to 4), mitoxantrone (10 mg/m2 i.v. on day 2), and rituximab (375 mg/m2 i.v. on day 1), for up to six cycles every 28 days. All patients achieved a complete remission, a median of four cycles was given...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340746/similar-clinical-outcomes-following-collagen-or-polyurethane-meniscal-scaffold-implantation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Darby A Houck, Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Eric C McCarty, Jonathan T Bravman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the current literature in an effort to assess specific clinical outcomes following meniscal scaffold implantation using the two available scaffolds: Collagen Meniscal Implant (CMI) and the Actifit polyurethane meniscal scaffold. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library to find studies evaluating clinical outcomes of patients undergoing meniscal scaffold implantation...
January 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
#18
Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340650/colocalization-of-galectin-3-with-cd147-is-associated-with-increased-gelatinolytic-activity-in-ulcerating-human-corneas
#19
Andrea Cruzat, Miguel Gonzalez-Andrades, Jérôme Mauris, Dina B AbuSamra, Preethi Chidambaram, Kenneth R Kenyon, James Chodosh, Claes H Dohlman, Pablo Argüeso
Purpose: Galectin-3 is a carbohydrate-binding protein known to promote expression of matrix metalloproteinases, a hallmark of ulceration, through interaction with the extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer CD147. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of galectin-3 in corneas of patients with ulcerative keratitis and to determine its relationship to CD147 and the presence of gelatinolytic activity. Methods: This was an observational case series involving donor tissue from 13 patients with active corneal ulceration and 6 control corneas...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340625/seen-through-the-patients-eyes-surgical-safety-and-checklists
#20
Jochen Bergs, Frank Lambrechts, Melissa Desmedt, Johan Hellings, Ward Schrooten, Annemie Vlayen, Dominique Vandijck
Objective: We sought to explore the views patients have towards surgical safety and checklists. As a secondary aim, we explored if previous experience of error or other patient characteristics influence these views. Design: A cross-sectional survey study design was applied. Participants: The Flemish Patients' Platform network and social media were used to recruit participants. Main outcome measure(s): An 11-item questionnaire was designed to assess the following constructs: perception of surgical safety, attitudes towards the WHO surgical safety checklist and attitudes regarding checklist usage...
January 11, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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