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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331296/a-case-of-autosplenectomy-in-sickle-cell-trait-following-an-exposure-to-high-altitude
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Uday Yanamandra, Reena Das, Pankaj Malhotra, Subhash Varma
A 24-year-old man presented with acute abdominal pain upon ascent to moderate altitude (3500 m). An immediate evaluation revealed a splenic infarct, and he was evacuated to sea level. Upon recovery, he was sent back to 3500 m without detailed etiological evaluation, whereupon he experienced recurrent episodes of left-side subcostal pain. Imaging suggested autosplenectomy, and workup revealed a negative thrombophilia profile but was positive for sickle cell trait (SCT). Individuals with SCT can be asymptomatic until exposure to severe hypoxia, upon which they can manifest clinically as sickle cell syndrome...
January 10, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329510/the-predictive-value-of-hunger-score-on-gastric-evacuation-after-oral-intake-of-carbohydrate-solution
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Qiu Weiji, Li Shitong, Luo Yu, Hua Tianfang, Kong Ning, Zhang Lina
BACKGROUND: Surgical patients are asked to fast for a sufficient duration to ensure that the amount of residual liquid in the stomach is within the safe range, thereby reducing the risk of gastric reflux perioperatively. The authors hypothesized that subjective hunger numerical rating scale (NRS) score could also help assess the process of gastric emptying and determine the amount of fluid remaining in the stomach. METHODS: The current study consisted of healthy volunteers recruited by advertisement and mutual introduction...
January 12, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326815/case-series-with-literature-review-surgical-approach-to-megarectum-and-or-megasigmoid-in-children-with-unremitting-constipation
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James G Glasser, James M Nottingham, Martin Durkin, Michael E Haney, Sean Christensen, Riley Stroman, Tyler Hammett
Background: The role of surgery in treating children with functional constipation (FC) is controversial, because of the efficacy of bowel management programs. This case series is comprised of failures: 43 children, spanning 25 years' practice, who had megarectosigmoid (MRS) and unremitting constipation. Purpose: To determine whether these children were helped by surgery, and to contribute to formulating a standard of care for children with megarectum (MR) and/or redundancy of the sigmoid colon (MS) who fail medical management...
February 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326127/skill-sets-required-for-the-management-of-military-head-face-and-neck-trauma-a-multidisciplinary-consensus-statement
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John Breeze, R Blanch, J Baden, A M Monaghan, D Evriviades, S E Harrisson, S Roberts, A Gibson, N MacKenzie, D Baxter, A J Gibbons, S Heppell, J G Combes, R F Rickard
INTRODUCTION: The evolution of medical practice is resulting in increasing subspecialisation, with head, face and neck (HFN) trauma in a civilian environment usually managed by a combination of surgical specialties working as a team. However, the full combination of HFN specialties commonly available in the NHS may not be available in future UK military-led operations, necessitating the identification of a group of skill sets that could be delivered by one or more deployed surgeons. METHOD: A systematic review was undertaken to identify those surgical procedures performed to treat acute military head, face, neck and eye trauma...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325946/skip-hemilaminectomy-for-large-multilevel-spinal-epidural-haematomas-report-of-a-series-of-11-patients
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Alessandro Di Rienzo, Denise Brunozzi, Mauro Dobran, Maurizio Iacoangeli, Roberto Colasanti, Rikin Trivedi, Massimo Scerrati
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with a modification of the conventional techniques for the removal of large Spinal Epidural Haematomas (SEHs), based on multilevel "skip hemilaminectomies". METHODS: Eleven patients with SEHs extending over 5 or more spinal segments were treated at our institution using a modified hemilaminectomy technique from 2008 to 2014. This procedure, that we called "skip hemilaminectomy" consists in performing consecutive, alternating, unilateral laminar decompressions at two to three levels, followed by sublaminar undercutting, ipsi- and contralateral flavectomy, plus haematoma removal...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322987/complications-related-to-sitting-position-during-pediatric-neurosurgery-an-institutional-experience-and-review-of-literature
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Priyanka Gupta, Girija P Rath, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Parmod K Bithal
BACKGROUND: Sitting position is preferred during posterior fossa surgeries as it provides better anatomical orientation and a clear surgical field. However, its use has been declining due to its propensity to cause life-threatening complications. This study was carried out to analyze the perioperative complications and postoperative course of children who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 97 children (<18 years) who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position over a period of 12 years, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322942/purulent-pericarditis-an-unusual-complication-of-pneumococcal-pneumonia-a-case-report
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Ghizlane Zoulati, Ramatou Yèya Maïga, Rachid Kerzaz, Ghita Yahyaoui, Mustapha Harandou, Mustapha Mahmoud
Purulent pericarditis has become rare since the advent of antibiotics. Among the involved germs, S. pneumoniae remains the most implicated pathogen to evoke in principle, especially that prescription of systematic antibiotics for any febrile condition can considerably mask the clinical picture. A 36-year-old pregnant woman was visiting the emergency department for dyspnea and flu-like syndrom that had been going on for a week. The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that allows the evacuation of a purulent fluid...
January 11, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317478/farm-evacuation-coefficient-a-novel-indicator-in-veterinary-crisis-management
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Joris Wijnker, Stefan Leinenga, Len Lipman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316803/the-clinical-efficacy-of-dual-lumen-catheter-technique-in-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-for-the-management-of-nephrolithiasis-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Hyung Suk Kim, Sangjun Yoo, Sung Yong Cho
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical efficacy of dual-lumen catheter technique in retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) in terms of stone-free rate. METHODS: The data of 172 patients who underwent RIRS for renal stones between 2010 and 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified into two groups depending on whether dual-lumen catheter technique was used (group 1, n=25) or not (group 2, n=147) during RIRS. In turn, all patients of group 1 were compared to those of group 2 using propensity score analysis methods...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315468/when-do-trauma-patients-lose-temperature-a-prospective-observational-study
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S C Eidstuen, O Uleberg, G Vangberg, E Skogvoll
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypothermia in trauma patients is high and rapid recognition is important to prevent further heat loss. Hypothermia is associated with poor patient outcomes and is an independent predictor of increased mortality. The aim of this study was to analyze the changes in core body temperature of trauma patients during different treatment phases in the pre-hospital and early in-hospital settings. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study in severely injured patients...
January 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313100/burr-hole-trepanation-for-chronic-subdural-hematomas-is-surgical-education-safe
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Nicolai Maldaner, Marketa Sosnova, Johannes Sarnthein, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli, Martin N Stienen
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data concerning the safety and efficacy of surgical education for neurosurgical residents in the evacuation of chronic subdural hematomas (cSDH) by burr hole trepanation. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on consecutive patients receiving burr hole trepanation for uni- or bilateral cSDH. Patients operated by a supervised neurosurgery resident (teaching cases) were compared to patients operated by a board-certified faculty neurosurgeon (BCFN; non-teaching cases)...
January 8, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306638/rectus-abdominis-detrusor-myoplasty-radm-for-acontractile-hypocontractile-bladder-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-preliminary-report
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Pawan Agarwal, Shabbir Husain, Sudesh Wankhede, D Sharma
BACKGROUND: Urinary bladder dysfunction in the form of acontractile/hypocontractile bladder is very common after spinal cord injury and it may lead to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), stones formation, and deteriorating renal function. Conventionally, these patients evacuate their bladders by life-long clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) or an indwelling catheter (IC). For these patients, another option is to use innervated skeletal muscle wrap around the bladder to augment detrusor function and voluntary evacuation of bladder...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306087/a-model-of-gallbladder-motility
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M Żulpo, J Balbus, P Kuropka, K Kubica
Impaired gallbladder motility leads to some clinical manifestations associated with its muscle contraction and/or the rate of filling with bile. To gain a better understanding of the possible reasons for different filling/emptying patterns we developed a mathematical model of the gallbladder that takes into account the kinetics of its filling and emptying and changes in the concentration of the accumulated bile. The model is based on four parameters responsible for the maximum speed of bile evacuation (Mg), pulsation of contractions (ω), the kinetic filling rate (kg) and the maximum bile mass accumulated in the gallbladder (mtotal)...
December 26, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301235/factors-associated-with-maintaining-the-mental-health-of-employees-after-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-findings-from-companies-located-in-the-evacuation-area
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Masatsugu Orui, Yuriko Suzuki, Aya Goto, Seiji Yasumura
After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima on 11 March 2011, some businesses were permitted to continue operating even though they were located in the evacuation area designated by the Japanese government. The aim of this study was to examine differences in the mental health status, workplace, living environment, and lifestyle of employees in the evacuation and non-evacuation areas. We also investigated factors related to their mental health status. Data for this cross-sectional study were collected from the questionnaire responses of 647 employees at three medium-sized manufacturing companies in the evacuation and non-evacuation areas...
December 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291174/clinical-study-to-assess-the-outcome-in-surgically-managed-patients-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Yashwanth S Sandeep, M Raja Guru, Ranjan Kumar Jena, Veldurti Ananta Kiran Kumar, Amit Agrawal
Introduction: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) subtype of stroke is characterized by bleeding into brain parenchyma which is not accompanied by trauma. Emergency surgical evacuation of large size SICH increases the chances of survival but does not help in functional recovery of the patients. The present study was conducted to assess the outcome of surgical management in patients with SICH. Materials and Methods: All patients who were diagnosed with SICH and underwent surgical evacuation of the hematoma included in the study...
October 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289209/a-sealable-ultrathin-window-sample-cell-for-the-study-of-liquids-by-means-of-soft-x-ray-spectroscopy
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D Grötzsch, C Streeck, C Nietzold, W Malzer, I Mantouvalou, A Nutsch, P Dietrich, W Unger, B Beckhoff, B Kanngießer
A new sample cell concept for the analysis of liquids or solid-liquid interfaces using soft X-ray spectroscopy is presented, which enables the complete sealing of the cell as well as the transport into vacuum via, for example, a load-lock system. The cell uses pressure monitoring and active as well as passive pressure regulation systems, thereby facilitating the full control over the pressure during filling, sealing, evacuation, and measurement. The cell design and sample preparation as well as the crucial sealing procedure are explained in detail...
December 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288848/repeated-short-term-recurrence-of-a-chronic-subdural-hematoma-associated-with-metastasis-to-hematoma-capsule-originating-from-extracranial-malignant-tumor
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Hiroyuki Ikeda, Norio Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Terashima, Yasuhiro Kawabata, Hidenori Miyake, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: The recurrence rate of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) after trepanation is relatively high, and involves various factors. We encountered an extremely rare case in which metastasis of an extracranial malignant tumor to the hematoma capsule was thought to be causing short-term repeated recurrences of CSDH. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was a 74-year-old man who had undergone burr-hole evacuation of left CSDH 7 months earlier and had been receiving chemotherapy for stage IV gastric cancer for the preceding 6 months...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286522/pilot-study-of-parathyroid-glands-in-adult-and-pediatric-subjects-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation-after-the-chnpp-accident-methodology-of-parathyroid-diagnostic-ultrasound
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O V Kaminskyi, O V Kopylova, D Ye Afanasyev, O V Mazurenko, S Ya Berezovskyi
OBJECTIVE: Estimation of the parathyroid hyperplasia prevalence after the ChNPP accident in adults exposed to ion izing radiation and their descendants using the diagnostic ultrasound and its methodology elaboration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pilot prospective study of the prevalence of parathyroid hyperplasia among the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) accident adult survivors (n=686) and their descendants (54 children) was performed using diagnostic ultrasound examination of thyroid and parathyroids...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286498/psychosocial-state-of-the-adult-evacuees-and-risk-factors-of-negative-change
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V O Buzunov, K M Loganovsky, L I Krasnikova, M O Bomko, Yu M Belyayev, Zh S Yaroshenko, T E Domashevska
Numerous scientific studies have been carried out since the ChNPP accident indicating that the last one has caused a severe psychosocial stress in survivors. Population of radioactively contaminated territories, people migrated from the areas of strict radiation control, and accident consequences clean up participants in 1986 1987 were covered by the conducted research projects. Nature of the stress herewith is polygenic and includes factors directly related to the Chernobyl catastrophe, and factors being a result of social and economic circumstances...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284889/anaesthetic-implications-of-severe-hyperthyroidism-secondary-to-molar-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Srinivasan Swaminathan, Roshin Ann James, Rashmi Chandran, Reesha Joshi
Pregnant women with gestational trophoblastic disease have an increased likelihood to develop hyperthyroidism secondary to increased secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin. Most of these cases of hyperthyroidism remain undiagnosed and may present as a thyrotoxic crisis during the perioperative period. Pregnant patients with gestational trophoblastic disease should be always evaluated for hyperthyroidism, and in cases of severe hyperthyroidism, antithyroid treatment should be initiated before evacuation of the mole...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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