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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081494/a-cockspur-for-the-dss-cells-erythrina-crista-galli-sensitizers
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Paula Enciso, Jean-David Decoppet, Michael Grätzel, Michael Wörner, Franco M Cabrerizo, María Fernanda Cerdá
Dye sensitized solar cells were assembled employing a mixture of anthocyanins extracted from red ceibo's flowers. At the literature different extraction procedures are reported to extract anthocyanins from natural products and sensitize the cells. In order to compare them, different methods were followed to set the cells under the same conditions. Assembled cells showed very interesting conversion efficiency values, reaching a 0.73% value for extracts purified using C18 column, in open cells under illumination using a solar light simulator, 1 sun, 1...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080205/laparoscopic-liver-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-a-tumor-size-larger-than-5%C3%A2-cm-review-of-45-cases-in-a-tertiary-institution
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Eunmi Gil, Choon Hyuck D Kwon, Jong Man Kim, Gyu-Seong Choi, Jin Seok Heo, Wontae Cho, Mi Sook Gwak, Geum-Youn Gwak, Jae-Won Joh
INTRODUCTION: Although laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has developed rapidly, its usefulness for the treatment of large tumors is less clear, due to concerns about compromising oncological principles and patient safety. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and safety of LLR for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a tumor size larger than 5 cm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2014, we performed LLR in 45 patients with HCC with a tumor size ≥5 cm...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080050/altering-product-selectivity-by-mechanochemistry
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Jose G Hernandez, Carsten Bolm
Mechanochemical activation achieved by grinding, shearing, pulling or milling opens unique opportunities in synthetic organic chemistry. Common features are that mechanochemistry facilitates reactions with insoluble reactants, enables high-yielding solvent-free synthetic procedures and shortens reaction times, among others. However, mechanochemical techniques can also alter chemical reactivity and selectivity compared to the analogous solution-based protocols. As a consequence, solvent-free milling can lead to different product compositions or equilibration mixtures than in solution...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079807/a-case-report-distal-humeral-diaphyseal-fracture-in-a-child
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Yuji Tomori, Takuya Sawaizumi, Mitsuhiko Nanno, Shinro Takai
RATIONALE: Distal humeral diaphyseal fractures are much less common than supracondylar humeral fractures. The triangular shape and thinner periosteum in the diaphyseal region than in the supracondylar region of the distal diaphysis makes the treatment of diaphyseal fractures difficult. Nonoperative treatment for this fracture is challenging and troublesome; thus, open reduction and internal fixation (OR/IF) is generally recommended. PATIENT CONCERNS: We herein report a distal humeral diaphyseal fracture in a child...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079754/ultrasound-guided-needle-technique-accuracy-prospective-comparison-of-passive-magnetic-tracking-versus-unassisted-echogenic-needle-localization
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Angela N Johnson, Jeffery S Peiffer, Nahi Halmann, Luke Delaney, Cindy A Owen, Jeff Hersh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia facilitates an approach to sensitive targets such as nerve clusters without contact or inadvertent puncture. We compared accuracy of needle placement with a novel passive magnetic ultrasound needle guidance technology (NGT) versus conventional ultrasound (CU) with echogenic needles. METHODS: Sixteen anesthesiologists and 19 residents performed a series of 16 needle insertion tasks each, 8 using NGT (n = 280) and 8 using CU (n = 280), in high-fidelity porcine phantoms...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079644/functional-characteristics-of-health-coalitions-in-local-public-health-systems-exploring-the-function-of-county-health-councils-in-tennessee
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Priscilla Barnes, Paul Erwin, Ramal Moonesinghe, Ashley Brooks, Erik L Carlton, Bruce Behringer
CONTEXT: Partnerships are emerging as critically important vehicles for addressing health in local communities. Coalitions involving local health departments can be viewed as the embodiment of a local public health system. Although it is known that these networks are heavily involved in assessment and community planning activities, limited studies have evaluated whether health coalitions are functioning at an optimal capacity. OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the extent to which health coalitions met or exceeded expectations for building functional capacity within their respective networks...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079580/a-predictive-model-for-extended-postanesthesia-care-unit-length-of-stay-in-outpatient-surgeries
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Rodney A Gabriel, Ruth S Waterman, Jihoon Kim, Lucila Ohno-Machado
BACKGROUND: A predictive model that can identify patients who are at an increased risk for prolonged postanesthesia care unit (PACU) stay could help optimize resource utilization and case sequencing. Although previous studies identified some predictors, there is not a model that only utilizes various patients demographic and comorbidities, that are already known preoperatively, and that may affect PACU length of stay for outpatient procedures requiring the care of an anesthesiologist...
January 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078465/non-inferiority-of-minimally-invasive-oesophagectomy-an-8-year-retrospective-case-series
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L Findlay, C Yao, D H Bennett, R Byrom, N Davies
BACKGROUND: The trend towards laparoscopic surgery seen in other specialties has not occurred at the same pace in oesophagectomy. This stems from concerns regarding compromised oncological clearance, and complications associated with gastric tube necrosis and anastomotic failure. We present our experience of minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) compared to open and hybrid surgery. We aim to ascertain non-inferiority of MIO by evaluating impact on survival, oncological clearance by resection margin and lymph node harvest and post-operative complications...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076623/low-cost-simulator-for-heart-surgery-training
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Roberto Rocha E Silva, Artur Lourenção, Maxim Goncharov, Fabio B Jatene
Objective: Introduce the low-cost and easy to purchase simulator without biological material so that any institution may promote extensive cardiovascular surgery training both in a hospital setting and at home without large budgets. Methods: A transparent plastic box is placed in a wooden frame, which is held by the edges using elastic bands, with the bottom turned upwards, where an oval opening is made, "simulating" a thoracotomy. For basic exercises in the aorta, the model presented by our service in the 2015 Brazilian Congress of Cardiovascular Surgery: a silicone ice tray, where one can train to make aortic purse-string suture, aortotomy, aortorrhaphy and proximal and distal anastomoses...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076488/use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-trauma-patients-an-analysis-of-cost-effectiveness-for-use-in-brazil
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Marcelo A Pinto, Jair G da Silva, Aljamir D Chedid, Marcio F Chedid
Introduction: Use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma has been the subject of growing interest by researchers and health professionals. However, there are still several open questions regarding its use. In some aspects medical literature is controversial. The points of disagreement among experts include questions such as: Which patients should receive TXA in trauma? Should treatment be performed in the pre-hospital environment? Is there any need for laboratory parameters before starting TXA treatment? What is the drug safety profile? The main issue on which there is still no basis in literature is: What is the indication for treatment within massive transfusion protocols? Objective: Answer the questions proposed based on critical evaluation of the evidence gathered so far and carry out a study of cost-effectiveness of TXA use in trauma adapted to the Brazilian reality...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075437/comparison-of-irrigation-times-using-gravity-and-high-pressure-lavage
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Stefano Muscatelli, Andrea Howe, Nathan N O'Hara, Robert V O'Toole, Sheila A Sprague, Gerard P Slobogean
The benefits of high-pressure pulsatile lavage for open fracture irrigation have been controversial based on conflicting experimental animal research. Recently published data definitively demonstrated that irrigation pressure does not affect the incidence of reoperation for the treatment of open fractures. However, proponents of pulsatile lavage argue a faster irrigation time is an important benefit of the high-pressure treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in irrigation time between gravity and high-pressure lavage...
January 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075223/the-statistical-crisis-in-science-how-is-it-relevant-to-clinical-neuropsychology
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Andrew Gelman, Hilde M Geurts
There is currently increased attention to the statistical (and replication) crisis in science. Biomedicine and social psychology have been at the heart of this crisis, but similar problems are evident in a wide range of fields. We discuss three examples of replication challenges from the field of social psychology and some proposed solutions, and then consider the applicability of these ideas to clinical neuropsychology. In addition to procedural developments such as preregistration and open data and criticism, we recommend that data be collected and analyzed with more recognition that each new study is a part of a learning process...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074774/the-dair-debridement-antibiotics-and-implant-retention-procedure-for-infected-total-knee-replacement-a-literature-review
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Sultan Naseer Qasim, Andrew Swann, Robert Ashford
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and third most common cause of revision of TKA with significant morbidity and surgical challenges. Treatment options include non-operative measures with long term antibiotic suppression, debridement and implant retention (DAIR), one- or two-stage revision arthroplasty, arthrodesis and amputation. Implant retention without infection is ideal and DAIR has been reported to have variable success rates depending on patient factors, duration of infection, infecting micro-organisms, choice of procedure, single or multiple debridement procedures, arthroscopic or open, antibiotic choice and duration of antibiotic use...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073669/reoperation-rates-after-open-and-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repairs
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Conor F Hynes, Kendal M Endicott, Sina Iranmanesh, Richard L Amdur, Robyn Macsata
OBJECTIVE: This study compared reoperation rates associated with open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (OR) outcomes vs endovascular AAA repair (EVAR). METHODS: A retrospective review of the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Project data was performed with inclusion criteria defined as all patients who underwent AAA repair from October 1, 2007, to October 1, 2013. The primary outcome was the incidence of reoperations. Reoperations included subsequent OR or EVAR procedures performed on the abdominal aorta or iliac arteries, surgical treatment of temporally related bowel obstruction, as well as treatment of abdominal or groin wound complications ≤6 months and treatment of bowel or lower limb ischemia ≤10 days...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073376/treatment-and-outcome-prognosis-of-patients-with-high-energy-transsyndesmotic-ankle-fracture-dislocation-the-logsplitter-injury
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Zhe Wang, Xin Tang, Shenglong Li, Xiuhui Wang, Liangfeng Gong, Tao Zhong, Kunzheng Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to retrospectively review the clinical efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for treatment of high-energy transsyndesmotic ankle fracture dislocation-the "Logsplitter" injury. METHODS: Between December 2006 and December 2014, 41 patients (29 males and 12 females; mean age, 41.46 ± 13.42 years) with Logsplitter injury were treated by ORIF procedure. Patients were grouped as typical injury (mainly vertical axial stress) and untypical injury (mainly rotational stress) according to the injury mechanism and the degree of the talus wedged into the distal tibiofibular joint...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072899/endoluminal-vacuum-therapy-as-treatment-for-anastomotic-colorectal-leakage
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Giovanni Milito, Giorgio Lisi, Dario Venditti, Michela Campanelli, Elena Aronadio, Simona Grande, Francesca Cabry, Michele Grande
BACKGROUND: The clinical leakage rate after anterior resection varies from 2.8-20%, with a 6-22% mortality rate and a 10-80% risk of permanent stoma. Endo-SPONGE® (B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen, Germany) may treat extraperitoneal anastomotic leakage in the lesser pelvis. It consists of an open-pored sponge inserted into the cavity. A drainage tube fixed to a low vacuum drainage system is then connected to the sponge through the anus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 14 patients with anastomotic leakage following low anterior resection were treated with Endo-SPONGE® and were prospectively evaluated...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
#17
Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072799/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-highly-migrated-lumbar-disc-herniation
#18
Chao Liu, Lei Chu, Hao-Chuan Yong, Liang Chen, Zhong-Liang Deng
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has been growing in popularity for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) due to its irreplaceable advantages over conventional open surgery. Compared with common lumbar disc herniations, discectomy of highly migrated LDH by PELD is known to be very difficult. Highly migrated lumbar disc herniation has long been a challenge for its specific characteristics. Three approaches for PELD have been applied to access a highly migrated LDH, including an interlaminar approach (IL), transforaminal approach (TF), and contralateral transforaminal approach (CTF)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072754/initial-outcomes-of-pure-laparoscopic-living-donor-right-hepatectomy-in-an-experienced-adult-living-donor-liver-transplant-center
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Ki-Hun Kim, Sung-Hwa Kang, Dong-Hwan Jung, Young-In Yoon, Wan-Joon Kim, Min-Ho Shin, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND: Only a limited number of centers have performed laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy to date. In particular, laparoscopic right hepatectomy is rarely performed because the procedure can only be performed by surgeons with significant experience in both laparoscopic liver surgery and liver transplantation with living donor liver grafts. METHODS: Between November 2014 and February 2015, in a pure laparoscopic approach program for living right lobe donors at Asan Medical Center, 92 living donors underwent right hepatectomy for adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
January 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072649/is-early-definitive-fixation-of-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures-safe-an-observational-cohort-study
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Florence Unno, Kelly A Lefaivre, Georg Osterhoff, Pierre Guy, Henry M Broekhuyse, Piotr A Blachut, Peter O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: The optimal treatment protocol for bicondylar plateau fractures remains controversial. Contrary to popular practice which favors a staged protocol in many high-energy fracture patterns, we have used early single-stage open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) to treat these injuries whenever possible. The purpose of this study was to determine the complication rate as well as the functional and radiographic outcomes of this strategy. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort study and prospective data collection...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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