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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726463/steven-steve-walfish-1953-2016
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Nadine J Kaslow, Amanda M Woods, Jeffrey Zimmerman
Presents an obituary for Steven (Steve) Walfish, who passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 27, 2016. Walfish was a passionate clinical scholar and educator for independent practitioners. Well respected for his evaluations and consultations (presurgical weight loss, substance abuse, psychiatric issues), he became the go-to person for referrals for evidence-based practice with adults and couples. His untimely death to cancer deeply saddened the innumerable clients whose lives he touched and his diverse professional collaborators...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703010/validation-of-a-psychological-screening-algorithm-for-predicting-spine-surgery-outcomes
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Ryan J Marek, Andrew R Block, Yossef S Ben-Porath
It is well established that psychological factors can affect spine surgery results. A widely utilized presurgical psychological screening (PPS) algorithm that combines established psychosocial risk factors to determine patients' likelihood of achieving successful spine surgery results is evaluated in this study. Patients ( n = 603) underwent a PPS, including a diagnostic interview, psychometric testing, and review of medical records. The evaluator completed a PPS algorithm for patients, placing them into one of five prognosis categories, ranging from excellent to poor...
July 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697037/the-association-of-surgical-versus-natural-menopause-with-future-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Duke Appiah, Pamela J Schreiner, Chike C Nwabuo, Melissa F Wellons, Cora E Lewis, Joao A Lima
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between surgical menopause (SM) versus natural menopause (NM) in relation to later left ventricular (LV) structure and function, while taking into account the LV parameters and other cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) levels that predate the menopausal transition. METHODS: We studied 825 premenopausal women from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study in 1990 to 1991 (baseline, mean age 32 years) who later reached menopause by 2010 to 2011 and had echocardiograms at these two time points...
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689601/imaging-features-of-intracranial-psammomatous-meningioma
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L Liu, Y Lu, W Peng, D Geng, J Wen, J Xiong, L Zou, B Yin
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to describe the imaging features of intracranial psammomatous meningioma (IPM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients with a histopathological diagnosis of IPM between January 2007 and August 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-two patients underwent contrast-enhanced MRI scanning, and 16 underwent non-enhanced CT. RESULTS: A total of 23 adult patients (3 men, 20 women; mean age, 55.3±7.0 years) with 30 IPMs, including 3 patients with multiple IPMs, were recruited...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671495/effect-of-different-types-of-classical-music-played-at-a-veterinary-hospital-on-dog-behavior-and-owner-satisfaction
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Whitney J Engler, Melissa Bain
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of different types of classical music played during a veterinary visit on dog behavior and owner satisfaction. DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled study. ANIMALS 74 dogs examined at a veterinary teaching hospital. PROCEDURES Dogs examined for a wellness visit, presurgical health evaluation, or nonurgent illness were exposed to 1 of 3 treatments (modified classical music, the same music in its original format, and no music [control]) while in the examination room. Owners completed a standardized survey regarding the dog's behavior and their satisfaction with the visit...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670567/comparison-of-changes-in-the-transverse-dental-axis-between-patients-with-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusion-and-facial-asymmetry-treated-by-orthognathic-surgery-with-and-without-presurgical-orthodontic-treatment
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Han-Sol Song, Sung-Hwan Choi, Jung-Yul Cha, Kee-Joon Lee, Hyung-Seog Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate transverse skeletal and dental changes, including those in the buccolingual dental axis, between patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion and facial asymmetry after bilateral intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy with and without presurgical orthodontic treatment. METHODS: This retrospective study included 29 patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion and facial asymmetry including menton deviation > 4 mm from the midsagittal plane...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670404/role-of-anatomical-landmarks-in-identifying-normal-and-transitional-vertebra-in-lumbar-spine-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Devimeenal Jagannathan, Venkatraman Indiran, Fouzal Hithaya, M Alamelu, S Padmanaban
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. PURPOSE: Identification of transitional vertebra is important in spine imaging, especially in presurgical planning. Pasted images of the whole spine obtained using high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are helpful in counting vertebrae and identifying transitional vertebrae. Counting vertebrae and identifying transitional vertebrae is challenging in isolated studies of lumbar spine and in studies conducted in low-field MRI...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666457/neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-and-long-term-disease-free-survival
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Jan Poleszczuk, Kimberly Luddy, Lu Chen, Jae K Lee, Louis B Harrison, Brian J Czerniecki, Hatem Soliman, Heiko Enderling
BACKGROUND: Compared with surgery alone, postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) improves relapse-free survival of patients with early-stage breast cancer. We evaluated the long-term overall and disease-free survival rates of neoadjuvant (presurgical) versus adjuvant RT in early-stage breast cancer patients. METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database provided by the National Institutes of Health to derive an analytic dataset of 250,195 female patients with early-stage breast cancer who received RT before (n = 2554; 1...
June 30, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650233/evaluation-of-clinical-and-tenoscopic-findings-in-the-carpal-flexor-sheath-of-horses
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Sandra M Zetterström, Bengt C Johansson, James L Carmalt
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical and tenoscopic findings in a large group of horses undergoing surgery of the carpal flexor sheath (CFS) and determine whether any of the presurgical clinical signs were associated with tenoscopic findings. ANIMALS 242 horses that had undergone diagnostic and therapeutic tenoscopy of the CFS because of aseptic tenosynovitis. PROCEDURES Medical and tenoscopic video records (when available) of 242 horses undergoing tenoscopy of the CFS at a single equine clinic between January 2005 and June 2014 were reviewed...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648911/influence-of-bimaxillary-surgery-on-pharyngeal-airway-in-class-iii-deformities-and-effect-on-sleep-apnea-a-stop-bang-questionnaire-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-study
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Narayan H Gandedkar, Chai Kiat Chng, Yong Chen Por, Vincent Kok Leng Yeow, Andrew Tjin Chiew Ow, Tian Ee Seah
PURPOSE: To evaluate pharyngeal airway space (PAS; nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and total airway) volume and the correlation of an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hypopnea syndrome screening questionnaire (STOP-BANG) with various mandibular setbacks during bimaxillary surgery and compare these findings with an age- and gender-matched skeletal Class I control group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was composed of patients with skeletal Class III discrepancy who underwent bimaxillary jaw surgery and were assessed with STOP-BANG score, cephalometry, and cone-beam computed tomography (of the PAS)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647657/distribution-and-network-of-basal-temporal-language-areas-a-study-of-the-combination-of-electric-cortical-stimulation-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Rei Enatsu, Aya Kanno, Satoshi Ookawa, Satoko Ochi, Sumio Ishiai, Takashi Nagamine, Nobuhiro Mikuni
OBJECTIVE: The basal temporal language area (BTLA) is considered to have several functions in language processing; however, its brain network is still unknown. This study investigated the distribution and networks of the BTLA using a combination of electric cortical stimulation and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHOD: Ten patients with intractable focal epilepsy who underwent presurgical evaluation with subdural electrodes were enrolled in this study (language dominant side: six patients, language non-dominant side: four patients)...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644979/intraoperative-fast-ripples-independently-predict-postsurgical-epilepsy-outcome-comparison-with-other-electrocorticographic-phenomena
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Shaun A Hussain, Gary W Mathern, Phoebe Hung, Julius Weng, Raman Sankar, Joyce Y Wu
In the surgical management of epilepsy, the resection of cortex exhibiting interictal fast ripples (250-500Hz) on electrocorticography has been linked to postoperative seizure-freedom. Although fast ripples appear to accurately identify the epileptogenic zone-the minimum tissue that must be removed at surgery to achieve seizure-freedom-it has not been established that fast ripples are a superior biomarker in comparison with multimodal presurgical neuroimaging and other electrocorticography abnormalities. Hence, in the prediction of postoperative seizure-freedom, we compared the value of fast ripples with other intraoperative electocorticography abnormalities including focal slowing, paroxysmal fast activity, intermittent spike discharges, continuous epileptiform discharges, focal attenuation, and intraoperative seizures, as well as complete resection of the lesion defined by MRI and other neuroimaging...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643843/perisylvian-including-insular-childhood-epilepsy-presurgical-workup-and-surgical-outcome
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Elena Freri, Sara Matricardi, Francesca Gozzo, Massimo Cossu, Tiziana Granata, Laura Tassi
OBJECTIVE: To report the presurgical workup, surgical procedures, and outcomes in a series of pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy involving the perisylvian/insular regions. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 16 pediatric patients affected by drug-resistant focal epilepsy involving perisylvian/insular regions, who consecutively underwent tailored resective surgery. All patients underwent a detailed presurgical workup, which included the analysis of the anatomoelectroclinical correlations with scalp electroencephalography (EEG) and/or with stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG), brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and comprehensive cognitive and neuropsychological evaluations...
June 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625277/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hemoptysis
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Harald Ittrich, Maximilian Bockhorn, Hans Klose, Marcel Simon
BACKGROUND: Hemoptysis, i.e., the expectoration of blood from the lower airways, has an annual incidence of approximately 0.1% in ambulatory patients and 0.2% in inpatients. It is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency and carries a high mortality. METHODS: This review article is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. RESULTS: Hemoptysis can be a sign of many different diseases. Its cause remains unknown in about half of all cases...
June 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623489/comparing-the-intracarotid-amobarbital-test-and-functional-mri-for-the-presurgical-evaluation-of-language-in-epilepsy
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Andreu Massot-Tarrús, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Seyed M Mirsattari
Surgery is the treatment of choice for drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, such surgery frequently causes deficits in language function, especially if performed on the dominant hemisphere. In recent years, the intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT) has been gradually replaced by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the preoperative identification of language areas to estimate the risk of postoperative language decline. In this paper, we review the neural substrates for language processing, how language impairment can result both from TLE itself and from surgical attempts to treat it...
July 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621805/noninvasive-screening-test-for-detecting-early-stage-lymphedema-using-follow-up-computed-tomography-imaging-after-cancer-treatment-and-results-of-treatment-with-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis
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Shinsuke Akita, Fusa Ogata, Ichiro Manabe, Akira Mitsuhashi, Rikiya Nakamura, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Yoshitaka Kubota, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Although early detection is valuable for secondary lymphedema treatment, existing screening tests are not popular. This study aimed to propose a novel method of screening lymphedema patients based on the thickness of the subcutaneous fat measured with perioperative computed tomography (CT) and present the results from evaluation of patients who underwent those examinations was performed. METHOD: The medical records of 96 gynecological cancer patients and 189 breast cancer patients, whose lymphatic function was assessed with indocyanine green lymphography, were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615974/presurgical-cleft-lip-and-palate-orthopedics-an-overview
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REVIEW
Ibtesam Alzain, Waeil Batwa, Alex Cash, Zuhair A Murshid
Patients with cleft lip and/or palate go through a lifelong journey of multidisciplinary care, starting from before birth and extending until adulthood. Presurgical orthopedic (PSO) treatment is one of the earliest stages of this care plan. In this paper we provide a review of the PSO treatment. This review should help general and specialist dentists to better understand the cleft patient care path and to be able to answer patient queries more efficiently. The objectives of this paper were to review the basic principles of PSO treatment, the various types of techniques used in this therapy, and the protocol followed, and to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of some of these techniques...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595975/brain-molecular-imaging-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-current-practice-and-perspectives
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A Verger, S Lagarde, L Maillard, F Bartolomei, E Guedj
This review aims to synthesize all the available data on brain molecular imaging, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and interictal fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), in focal epilepsies. SPECT imaging is able to measure regional cerebral blood flow and its major innovation remains its ictal imaging value. On the other hand, FDG-PET, which has higher spatial resolution and lower background activity than SPECT, enables glycolytic metabolism to be identified in interictal states...
June 5, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592584/utilising-advance-care-planning-videos-to-empower-perioperative-cancer-patients-and-families-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rebecca A Aslakson, Sarina R Isenberg, Norah L Crossnohere, Alison M Conca-Cheng, Ting Yang, Matthew Weiss, Angelo E Volandes, John F P Bridges, Debra L Roter
INTRODUCTION: Despite positive health outcomes associated with advance care planning (ACP), little research has investigated the impact of ACP in surgical populations. Our goal is to evaluate how an ACP intervention video impacts the patient centredness and ACP of the patient-surgeon conversation during the presurgical consent visit. We hypothesise that patients who view the intervention will engage in a more patient-centred communication with their surgeons compared with patients who view a control video...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591062/extracranial-bone-metastases-from-recurrent-anaplastic-astrocytoma-on-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report-a-care-compliant-article
#20
Zu-Gui Li, Hai-Yu Mu
OBJECTIVE: Extracranial bone metastases from astrocytoma are rare and frequently detected as part of multiorgan metastases. It is extremely rare for astrocytoma to have extracranial bone metastases alone. The importance of whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) imaging in evaluating extracranial metastasis (ECMs) has not been described effectively due to the rarity of this event. The purpose of our case report is to emphasize the role of FDG PET/CT in the assessment of tumor recurrence and extracranial bone metastases from anaplastic astrocytoma...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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