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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496357/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-persistent-low-back-pain-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-lumbar-disk-herniation
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Hui Wang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of persistent low back pain (PLBP) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar disk herniation and to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeons and surgically treated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2013 to December 2016, 221 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified as having PLBP if numeric rating scale (NRS) scores were >50 at all postoperative follow-up time points (3 months, 6 months, and 12 months)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484677/iatrogenic-non-reconstructable-duodenal-injury-presenting-without-peritonitis-an-indication-of-pancreatoduodenectomy-in-the-presence-of-safe-hands-a-case-report
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Humaid Ahmad, Jahanzaib Haider, Sheeraz S Siddiqui, Sumbul Naz, Shams Nadeem Alam
Iatrogenic duodenal injuries are rare complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, gallbladder, and right kidney operations. Management includes diverse options depending on a number of factors that include the size of the injury, timing of presentation, degree of peritoneal contamination, and presence of peritonitis and/or sepsis, etc. While most duodenal injuries are small, large complex non-reconstructable injuries may occasionally occur, requiring complex surgical procedures rather than primary repair which if done in the latter cases, may lead to further morbidity and mortality...
April 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479791/minimally-invasive-versus-open-spine-surgery-what-does-the-best-evidence-tell-us
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Shearwood McClelland, Jeffrey A Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery has been transformed significantly by the growth of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures. Easily marketable to patients as less invasive with smaller incisions, MIS is often perceived as superior to traditional open spine surgery. The highest quality evidence comparing MIS with open spine surgery was examined. METHODS: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving MIS versus open spine surgery was performed using the Entrez gateway of the PubMed database for articles published in English up to December 28, 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461913/high-energy-pilon-fractures-management-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Jordi Tomás-Hernández
High-energy pilon fractures are challenging injuries. Multiple options are described for the definitive surgical management of these fractures, but there is no level I evidence for optimal management. The current management and recommendations for treatment will be reviewed in this article.Anatomical reduction of the fracture, restoration of joint congruence and reconstruction of the posterior column with a correct limb axis minimising the soft-tissue insult are the key points to a good outcome when treating pilon fractures...
October 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417459/does-obesity-complicate-regional-anesthesia-and-result-in-longer-decision-to-delivery-time-for-emergency-cesarean-section
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A J Väänänen, J P Kainu, H Eriksson, M Lång, A Tekay, J Sarvela
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity can cause problems with anesthesia and surgery which may be reflected in emergency cesarean sections (CS) as an increased decision-to-delivery interval (DDI). AIM: To study the association of elevated maternal BMI with DDI and the failure of regional anesthesia. METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-two consecutive emergency CSs during a period of 1 year in a tertiary hospital were studied retrospectively. DDIs were analyzed in Crash and < 30-min urgency categories (n = 528), while the time required to establish regional anesthesia and its success were analyzed for all emergency CS cases...
April 17, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412563/how-are-patients-influenced-when-counseled-for-minimally-invasive-lumbar-spine-surgeries-a-stepwise-model-assessing-pivotal-information-for-decision-making
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Nishant Kumar, Alex Quok An Teo, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Naresh Kumar, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although minimally invasive surgery (MIS)-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has many evidence-based short-term benefits over open TLIF, both procedures have similar long-term outcomes. Patients' preference for MIS over open TLIF may be confounded by a lack of understanding of what each approach entails. PURPOSE: The study aimed to identify the various factors influencing patients' choice between MIS and open TLIF. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary health-care institution...
April 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394679/symptomatic-os-vesalianuma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Frank Timo Beil, Rolf D Burghardt, Andre Strahl, Wolfgang Ruether, Andreas Niemeier
Os vesalianum is a rare accessory bone located proximal to the base of the fifth metatarsal in the peroneus brevis tendon. It is a radiographic diagnosis and mostly an asymptomatic incidental finding with a reported prevalence of 0.1% to 0.9%. Only 11 symptomatic cases have been described in the literature. Surgical therapy has been reported with good outcome in adults, whereas recurrence may follow excision during skeletal growth. We report a case of a 19-year-old girl with chronic weightbearing pain proximal to the base of the fifth metatarsal of her left foot...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345566/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-in-anterior-segment-surgeries
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Jeewan S Titiyal, Manpreet Kaur, Ruchita Falera
Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) is a noninvasive imaging modality that provides a real-time dynamic feedback of the various surgical steps. Comprehensive literature search was performed in MEDLINE using "intraoperative optical coherence tomography" and "iOCT" as keywords. The use of iOCT as an aid to decision-making has been successfully reported in cases undergoing keratoplasty, implantable Collamer lens (ICL) implantation as well as cataract surgery. iOCT helps to assess the graft-host relationship in penetrating keratoplasty...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343314/rectus-abdominis-atrophy-after-ventral-abdominal-incisions-midline-versus-chevron
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Y Vigneswaran, E Poli, M S Talamonti, S P Haggerty, J G Linn, M B Ujiki
PURPOSE: Although many outcomes have been compared between a midline and chevron incision, this is the first study to examine rectus abdominis atrophy after these two types of incisions. METHODS: Patients undergoing open pancreaticobiliary surgery between 2007 and 2011 at our single institution were included in this study. Rectus abdominis muscle thickness was measured on both preoperative and follow-up computed tomography (CT) scans to calculate percent atrophy of the muscle after surgery...
March 25, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317085/perception-of-smile-esthetics-by-laypeople-of-different-ages
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Chompunuch Sriphadungporn, Niramol Chamnannidiadha
BACKGROUND: Age is a factor affecting smile esthetics. Three variables of smile esthetics associated with the maxillary anterior teeth and age-related changes have recently received considerable attention: (i) the incisal edge position of the maxillary central incisors, (ii) the maxillary gingival display, and (iii) the presence of a black triangle between the maxillary central incisors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of age on smile esthetic perception based on these three variables in a group of Thai laypeople...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252312/-management-of-recurrent-stress-urinary-incontinence-after-anti-incontinence-surgery
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A Martan, J Mašata, K Švabík
OBJECTIVE: The review article describes the possibilities of procedures for failed anti-incontinence surgery - sling procedure or "bulking agent"? DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Faculty Hospital and 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The correct choice of procedure type to treat persistent SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) which persists or soon reoccurs after anti-incontinence surgery is often problematic...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251880/choosing-wisely-canada%C3%A2-five-tests-procedures-and-treatments-to-question-in-emergency-medicine
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Amy H Y Cheng, Sam Campbell, Lucas B Chartier, Tom Goddard, Kirk Magee, Jill McEwen, Atul K Kapur, Brian R Holroyd, Suneel Upadhye, Stephanie Couperthwaite, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVES: Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is an initiative to encourage patient-physician discussions about the appropriate, evidence based use of medical tests, procedures and treatments. We present the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians' (CAEP) top five list of recommendations, and the process undertaken to generate them. METHODS: The CAEP Expert Working Group (EWG) generated a candidate list of 52 tests, procedures, and treatments in emergency medicine whose value to care was questioned...
March 2, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230654/surgical-endoscopy-versus-endoscopic-surgery-for-obesity
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Bogdan Silviu Ungureanu, Ştefan Pătraşcu, Valeriu Şurlin, Adrian Săftoiu
BACKGROUND: Obesity treatment options are of great interest worldwide with major developments in the past 20 years. From general surgery to natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery intervention nowadays, obesity surgical therapies have surely developed and are now offering a variety of possibilities. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: Although surgery is the only proven approach for weight loss, a joint decision between the physician and patient is required before proceeding to such a procedure...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192644/perioperative-antibiotics-for-prevention-of-acute-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery
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REVIEW
Emily W Gower, Kristina Lindsley, Samantha E Tulenko, Afshan A Nanji, Ilya Leyngold, Peter J McDonnell
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the anterior or posterior (or both) chambers of the eye that may be sterile or associated with infection. It is a potentially vision-threatening complication of cataract surgery. Prophylactic measures for endophthalmitis are targeted against various sources of infection. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for endophthalmitis following cataract surgery compared with no prophylaxis or other form of prophylaxis...
February 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183127/a-redescription-of-the-long-tailed-nesokia-i-nesokia-i-i-bunnii-i-and-designation-of-a-neotype-rodentia-muridae
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Boris Kryštufek, Omar F Al-Sheikhly, Rainer Hutterer
Long-tailed Nesokia, Nesokia bunnii, is a large rat restricted to the Mesopotamian marshes in Basra Province in southern Iraq. The species is known from five museum vouchers collected between March 1974 and January 1977. The type and the paratype, deposited in the Natural History Research Centre and Museum, University of Baghdad, Iraq, were destroyed during War on Iraq in 2003. By studying morphological details on three museum specimens in the Senckenberg Institution, Frankfurt a. M., Germany, we show that N...
January 4, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122106/retropharyngeal-and-parapharyngeal-abscesses-factors-in-medical-management-failure
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James Kosko, Justin Casey
Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscesses are the most common deep neck infections in the pediatric population. How best to treat these patients, be it intravenous antibiotics or immediate surgical incision and drainage, has long been debated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient and abscess characteristics associated with failure of medical treatment. We retrospectively examined 46 patients between 1999 and 2009 at Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando. Patient charts were reviewed, and data collected included age, gender of the patient, size of the abscess, days of admission to the hospital, admission to the intensive care unit, and surgical intervention, if applicable...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117854/effectiveness-of-optical-illusions-%C3%A2-applied-on-a-single-composite-resin-veneer-for-the-diastema-closure-%C3%A2-of-maxillary-central-incisors
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Thomai Katsarou, Maria Antoniadou, Efstratios Papazoglou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the esthetic effectiveness of four illusion techniques applied to a composite resin veneer for diastema closure between maxillary central incisors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An acrylic model with six natural maxillary anterior teeth was fabricated with a 2-mm diastema between the central incisors. Resin veneers were constructed on the left central incisor and the following cases were derived: V0: no veneer; V1: veneer without optical illusion features; V2: veneer with centralized interproximal ridges; V3: veneer with curved incisal edges; V4: veneer with gray pigment mesially/distally; V5: veneer with gray pigment on the developmental lobes...
2017: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107366/comparative-analysis-of-direct-hospital-care-costs-between-aseptic-and-two-stage-septic-knee-revision
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Richard Kasch, Sebastian Merk, Grit Assmann, Andreas Lahm, Matthias Napp, Harry Merk, Steffen Flessa
BACKGROUND: The most common intermediate and long-term complications of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include aseptic and septic failure of prosthetic joints. These complications cause suffering, and their management is expensive. In the future the number of revision TKA will increase, which involves a greater financial burden. Little concrete data about direct costs for aseptic and two-stage septic knee revisions with an in depth-analysis of septic explantation and implantation is available...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012823/primary-care-management-of-skin-abscesses-guided-by-ultrasound
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Laura J S Greenlund, Stephen P Merry, Tom D Thacher, William J Ward
BACKGROUND: Primary care providers often manage skin abscesses in the outpatient setting. Estimating the size and depth of an abscess, and distinguishing abscess from cellulitis by clinical examination can be challenging due to surrounding firm tissue induration. Definitive treatment of abscess requires incision and drainage, and the approach chosen may be altered by abscess size, depth, and surrounding neurovascular structures. METHODS: For 31 consecutive patients seen in the primary care outpatient clinic, we prospectively compared the estimated size of skin abscesses by clinical examination with that determined by ultrasound...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996083/dressings-for-the-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection
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REVIEW
Jo C Dumville, Trish A Gray, Catherine J Walter, Catherine A Sharp, Tamara Page, Rhiannon Macefield, Natalie Blencowe, Thomas Kg Milne, Barnaby C Reeves, Jane Blazeby
BACKGROUND: Surgical wounds (incisions) heal by primary intention when the wound edges are brought together and secured, often with sutures, staples, or clips. Wound dressings applied after wound closure may provide physical support, protection and absorb exudate. There are many different types of wound dressings available and wounds can also be left uncovered (exposed). Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication of wounds and this may be associated with using (or not using) dressings, or different types of dressing...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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