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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241300/prevalence-of-fluoroquinolone-resistant-rectal-flora-in-patients-undergoing-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-needle-biopsy-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Ho Seok Chung, Eu Chang Hwang, Ho Song Yu, Seung Il Jung, Sun Ju Lee, Dong Hoon Lim, Won Jin Cho, Hyun Sop Choe, Seung-Ju Lee, Sung Woon Park
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resistant rectal flora in patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy and to identify the high-risk groups. METHODS: From January 2015 to March 2016, rectal swabs of 557 men who underwent transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy were obtained from five institutions. Clinical variables, including demographics, rectal swab culture results and infectious complications, were evaluated...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241177/surgical-management-of-recurrent-intracranial-gliomas
#2
Sherise D Ferguson, Eric N Momin, Jeffrey S Weinberg
In cases of recurrent gliomas, the treatment options are limited and not yet standardized. Choices usually include re-operation, systemic chemotherapy, salvage re-irradiation, and supportive care, which can be used either separately or in combination. From a surgical perspective, management of recurrent brain tumor poses a significant challenge, as the desire to attain aggressive lesion resection must be balanced against the need to preserve neurological functions and to maximize the quality of life. Additionally, specific practical difficulties in performing repeat craniotomies and significant risk of perioperative morbidity in such cases necessitate careful selection of the optimal candidates for surgery...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241167/nutritional-screening-and-clinical-outcome-in-hospitalized-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#3
Azusa Takaoka, Masaya Sasaki, Naoko Nakanishi, Mika Kurihara, Akiko Ohi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hospitalized patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can develop severe nutritional deficits. However, the nutritional screening tools with the most utility for such patients are still unknown. METHODS: Nutritional status of 40 CD patients was assessed on admission using several screening tools and laboratory tests. Their validity was evaluated in relation to length of hospital stay (LOS) and intestinal resection. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to predict prolonged LOS (≥28 days)...
December 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241108/the-efficacy-of-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-with-lumbosacral-fixation-and-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-congenital-scoliosis-a-more-than-2-year-follow-up-study
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Qiunan Lyu, Bowen Hu, Chunguang Zhou, Limin Liu, Yueming Song, Xi Yang, Liang Wang, Lei Wang
OBJECTIVE: Hemivertebrae (HV) located at the lower lumbar or lumbosacral region often produce early trunk imbalance and long compensatory curves. Because of the biomechanical characteristics of the lumbosacral junction, the rate of instrumentation failures at the region has always been high. Our study aimed to evaluate the results of posterior HV resection with lumbosacral fixation and fusion in the treatment of congenital scoliosis and to make a preliminary analysis of the possible risk factors for instrument failures...
December 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241047/knee-misalignment-and-exercise-amount-predictive-value-for-chronic-low-back-pain-in-young-competitive-athletes
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Andreas Rosenhagen, Daniel Niederer, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
Sports medical examinations of juvenile athletes provide an opportunity for preventive measures against sports-related diseases. Determining the leg axis deviation as a risk factor for future constraints may offer approaches for such measures. Data were obtained from 789 youth athletes: 166 with coronal plane knee misalignment and 623 without. After a seven-year period, 64 participants (m: 33, f: 31) from both groups were reassessed for the incidence of nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP). To distinguish participants with increased risk for CLBP, contingency tables for comparison of expected and joint frequency distribution testing and receivers operating characteristic (ROC) analyses for the weekly training time were conducted...
December 11, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240884/a-proposal-for-a-comprehensive-risk-scoring-system-for-predicting-postoperative-complications-in-octogenarian-patients-with-medically-operable-lung-cancer-jacs1303
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Hisashi Saji, Takahiko Ueno, Hiroshige Nakamura, Norihito Okumura, Masanori Tsuchida, Makoto Sonobe, Takuro Miyazaki, Keiju Aokage, Masayuki Nakao, Tomohiro Haruki, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuhiko Kataoka, Kazunori Okabe, Kenji Tomizawa, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Hirotoshi Horio, Kenji Sugio, Yasuhisa Ode, Motoshi Takao, Morihito Okada, Masayuki Chida
OBJECTIVES: Although some retrospective studies have reported clinicopathological scoring systems for predicting postoperative complications and survival outcomes for elderly lung cancer patients, optimized scoring systems remain controversial. METHODS: The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS) conducted a nationwide multicentre prospective cohort and enrolled a total of 1019 octogenarians with medically operable lung cancer. Details of the clinical factors, comorbidities and comprehensive geriatric assessment were recorded for 895 patients to develop a comprehensive risk scoring (RS) system capable of predicting severe complications...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240816/the-sociotype-construct-gauging-the-structure-and-dynamics-of-human-sociality
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Pedro C Marijuán, Jesús Montero-Marín, Jorge Navarro, Javier García-Campayo, Raquel Del Moral
Exploring the pertinence of a "sociotype" construct, established along the conceptual chain genotype-phenotype-sociotype, is the essential purpose of the present paper. Further, by following the sociotype's conceptual guidelines, a new psychometric indicator has been developed in order to gauge the level of social interaction around each individual-the sociotype questionnaire (SOCQ). A first version of this questionnaire has been elaborated by gathering data about the different classes of social bonds (family, friends, acquaintances, and work/study colleagues) in general population and about the dynamic update of these bonds via face-to-face conversation and other modes of interaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240627/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridges-inoperable-patients-to-definitive-cardiac-operation
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Nikola Dobrilovic, Omar Lateef, Lauren Michalak, Maja Delibasic, Jaishankar Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers an opportunity for patient recovery through complete cardiopulmonary support but is associated with complications that limit duration and overall utility. We examine the role of ECMO as a potential bridge to high-risk cardiac surgery in otherwise inoperable cases. This study reports a retrospective, multi-institution experience examining all patients for whom ECMO was used preoperatively as a bridge to definitive cardiac surgery without exception. A consecutive patient database (December 2011 through August 2017) was utilized...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240314/treatment-of-incarcerated-hernia-in-adults
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Jaana Vironen
Of the 14,000 hernias operated annually in Finland, approximately 5 to 6% are treated as emergencies usually due to incarceration. Compared with elective hernia operations, emergency operations carry an increased risk of complications and death, especially in elderly patients and those with comorbidities. The risk of hernia recurrence is higher after an emergency procedure. In an emergency situation, a solution resulting in the best immediate and long-term outcome should be selected for each patient. Sometimes it is best to treat only the acute incarceration, whereas in some cases a hernia repair with good and lasting outcome can be safely performed already during the acute situation...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240307/use-and-limitations-of-offsite-consequence-analysis-tools-from-south-korea-and-the-united-states-in-hydrogen-fluoride-accidental-release
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Min-Uk Kim, Sang-Hoon Byeon
We investigated the characteristics and limitations in the event of hydrofluoric acid (HF) leakage by comparing and analyzing of the offsite consequence analysis (OCA) tools based on the chemical plant operating conditions. We reviewed the tools Korea Offsite Risk Assessment (KORA) from South Korea and RMP*CompTM and Areal Location of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA) from the United States. The scenario studied was based on a leak event from a 50% HF aqueous solution storage tank, and the operating conditions taken into consideration were the operating temperature and dike installation conditions...
December 14, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240071/-remote-results-of-open-surgical-and-endovascular-treatment-of-internal-carotid-artery-stenoses
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R A Vinogradov, V S Pykhteev, K A Lashevich
The article is a review containing a comparative analysis of the remote results in patients presenting with carotid artery atherosclerosis and treated by means of either stenting or carotid endarterectomy. More than ten international randomized studies have up to now been conducted. Some of them prove the advantage of using either carotid endarterectomy or stenting of carotid arteries, others show equivalence of both methods of treatment. Carotid endarterectomy is currently a preferred operation for carotid artery stenoses, with lower incidence of the development of postoperative strokes and restenoses in the remote period...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240070/-method-of-forming-a-distal-anastomosis-with-an-autovenous-cuff
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A G Shalashov
Presented herein is a brief review of the world literature dedicated to methods of formation of composite arterial anastomoses in the femoropopliteal-tibial region The most justified is considered the use of a composite shunt formed proximally from a synthetic vascular graft made of polytetrafluoroethylene and distally with an extension from a portion of the suitable for reconstruction autovein (the so-called autovenous cuff of patch). The use of an autovenous cuff is more physiological since it provides closer correspondence of the diameters of the distal anastomosis being applied between the artery and autovenous extension, as well as contributes to creation of more adequate haemodynamic conditions in the shunt...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240063/-simultaneous-operation-in-a-patient-with-stenosis-of-the-extracranial-portion-and-an-intracranial-aneurysm-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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A N Kazantsev, R S Tarasov, A I Anufriev, N N Burkov, A R Shabaev, E V Ruban
Presented herein is a clinical case report concerning surgical treatment of a patient with a rare combination of two pathologies, i. e., a haemodynamically significant stenosis of the extracranial portion and a sacciform aneurysm of the communicative portion of the right internal carotid artery on the background of multifocal atherosclerosis. The patient underwent a simultaneous operation consisting in clipping of the sacciform arterial aneurysm of the communicative portion of the right internal carotid artery and carotid endarterectomy on the right...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240062/-carotid-revascularization-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-significance-of-chronic-hyperglycaemia
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M M Tanashian, S I Skrylev, K V Antonova, R B Medvedev
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM) are typically prone to the development of cerebral atherosclerosis. Presented herein are the results of examination of patients suffering from ischaemic cerebrovascular diseases on the background of type 2 DM subjected to open surgical or endovascular interventions. In patients with cerebrovascular pathology and type 2 DM, atherosclerosis progresses on the background of chronic hyperglycaemia combined with dyslipidaemia, leading to increased incidence of the development of cerebral circulatory impairments and detection of the indications for carrying out angioreconstructive operations on the internal carotid arteries...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240058/-venous-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
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R E Kalinin, I A Suchkov, I I Shitov, N D Mzhavanadze, V O Povarov
The problem of venous thromboembolic complications (VTECs) in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) is extremely important today because of an annually increasing number of surgical interventions for life-threatening arrhythmias and chronic heart failure. There are hitherto no clearly defined reliable risk factors for VTECs due to heterogeneity of the available literature data. Some sources point to elevated thrombus formation in patients with a large number of electrodes, in repeat operative interventions, in the presence of a temporary pacemaker, in implantation on the left side, silicon cover of an electrode, others refute these facts...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240056/-hybrid-intervention-for-a-multilevel-aneurysmatic-lesion-of-the-aorta-in-a-patient-with-multifocal-atherosclerosis
#16
K V Kochkina, A V Sidorenko, A V Myznikov, G A Usik, A A Shtark, T A Kochkina, A V Pustovoĭtov, A V Protopopov
A multilevel aneurysmatic lesion of the aorta is a rare pathology. The authors describe herein a clinical case report regarding stage-wise treatment of a patient presenting with aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal portions of the aorta and a haemodynamically significant lesion of coronary and carotid arteries. Strategy of surgical management was decided upon collegially. Successful endoprosthetic repair of the aneurysm of the thoracic portion of the aorta required closure of the left carotid artery with a graft, which, taking into consideration an existing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery, demanded preliminary carotid-subclavian bypass grafting...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240052/-assessment-of-endothelial-dysfunction-for-prevention-of-complications-in-patients-with-lesions-of-peripheral-arteries
#17
A V Pokrovskiĭ, V A Kul'bak, T A Kremenchugskaia, E E Fedorov
BACKGROUND: Severity of endothelial dysfunction and impairments of the vasomotor function of arteries correlate with the degree of the development of atherosclerosis and the risk of cardiovascular complications. To date, poorly studied still remains the problem concerning alteration of the regulatory function of the endothelium in patients diagnosed with pronounced atherosclerotic lesions of peripheral arteries, as well as the impact of a surgical intervention on indices of endothelial dysfunction...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240012/surgical-treatment-of-chronic-elbow-dislocation-allowing-early-range-of-motion-operative-technique-and-clinical-results
#18
Duane R Anderson, Justin M Haller, Lucas A Anderson, Samuel Hailu, Abebe Chala, Shawn W O'Driscoll
OBJECTIVES: Describe the surgical treatment and patient outcomes of chronic elbow dislocations. DESIGN: Retrospective review SETTING:: Two tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All patients with surgically treated chronic elbow dislocation with no associated articular fracture from January 2009 - January 2015. INTERVENTION: Review of patient demographics, injury chronicity, surgical technique, and patient outcomes...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240006/surgical-consultation-as-social-process-implications-for-shared-decision-making
#19
Justin T Clapp, Alexander F Arriaga, Sushila Murthy, Steven E Raper, J Sanford Schwartz, Frances K Barg, Lee A Fleisher
OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study examines surgical consultation as a social process and assesses its alignment with assumptions of the shared decision-making (SDM) model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: SDM stresses the importance of patient preferences and rigorous discussion of therapeutic risks/benefits based on these preferences. However, empirical studies have highlighted discrepancies between SDM and realities of surgical decision making. Qualitative research can inform understanding of the decision-making process and allow for granular assessment of the nature and causes of these discrepancies...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240005/efficacy-of-a-dual-ring-wound-protector-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infections-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-patients-with-intrabiliary-stents-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Alexsander K Bressan, Jean-Michel Aubin, Guillaume Martel, Elijah Dixon, Oliver F Bathe, Francis R Sutherland, Fady Balaa, Richard Mimeault, Janet P Edwards, Sean C Grondin, Susan Isherwood, Keith D Lillemoe, Sara Saeed, Chad G Ball
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a dual-ring wound protector for preventing incisional surgical site infection (SSI) among patients with preoperative biliary stents undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study was a parallel, dual-arm, double-blind randomized controlled trial. Adult patients with a biliary stent undergoing elective PD at 2 tertiary care institutions were included (February 2013 to May 2016). Patients were randomly assigned to receive a surgical dual-ring wound protector or no wound protector, and also the current standard of care...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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