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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668049/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fistulas-and-encephaloceles-of-the-temporal-bone
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Joe Walter Kutz, Andrew K Johnson, Cameron C Wick
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To describe the presentation, surgical findings, and outcomes in patients with spontaneous temporal bone cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas and encephaloceles. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients treated for a spontaneous temporal bone CSF fistula and/or encephalocele over a 10-year period was performed. Data recorded included demographic information, presenting signs and symptoms, radiographic and laboratory studies, surgical approach, materials used for repair, surgical complications, and successful closure of the CSF fistula...
April 18, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667878/safety-challenges-and-improvement-strategies-of-ethnic-minority-construction-workers-a-case-study-in-hong-kong
#2
Chunlin Wu, Xiaowei Luo, Tao Wang, Yue Wang, Bibek Sapkota
Due to cultural differences, ethnic minority construction workers are more difficult to manage and more vulnerable to accidents. This study aims to identify the major barriers faced by ethnic minority workers from their own perspectives and determine potential strategies to enhance safety climate of construction projects, thus ultimately improve their safety performance. A survey with modified Nordic safety climate questionnaire was conducted in a certain sub-contractor in Hong Kong. In-depth interviews, status quo description, major challenge investigation and safety knowledge tests were carried as well...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667860/educational-needs-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-functional-constipation-a-us-survey-of-specialist-and-primary-care-clinicians
#3
Justin Barnes, Brandon Coleman, Sharon Hwang, Aleksandra Stolic, Athos Bousvaros, Samuel Nurko, Gregory D Salinas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to identify opportunities among gastroenterologists and gastroenterology nurse practitioners (NPs)/physician assistants (PAs) for continuing medical education (CME) related to functional constipation. METHODS: An online, case-vignette survey was designed to identify and quantify practice patterns of pediatric gastroenterology clinicians. Case vignettes are a validated method for assessing clinician practice patterns. The survey consisted of three patient cases: a 3-year-old female with a 6-month history of constipation; a 6-year-old male with a 1-year history of constipation refractory to treatment and a sacral dimple with nearby tuft of hair; and a 16-year-old male with a 10-year history of constipation, and a sullen, depressed mood...
April 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667709/the-outlet-patch-gastric-heterotopia-of-the-colo-rectum-and-anus
#4
Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, Michael Vieth, Armen Khararjian, Binny Khandakar, Dora Lam-Himlin, David Heydt, Feriyl Bhaijee, Henry J Venbrux, Kathleen Byrnes, Lysandra Voltaggio, Norman Barker, Songyang Yuan, Elizabeth Montgomery
AIMS: Gastric heterotopia (GH) has been described throughout the gastrointestinal tract. However, the colorectal region is an extremely rare location for it. We describe the clinicopathologic features of GH of the colon, rectum, and anus. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified 33 cases in 20 males and 13 females (median age 54 years; range, 4 months to 73 years). Sites included the rectum (N=26), anus (N=4), ileocecal junction (N=1), ascending colon (N=1) and descending colon (N=1)...
April 18, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667535/clinical-features-and-short-term-outcome-of-presumptive-intracranial-complications-associated-with-otitis-media-interna-a-multi-center-retrospective-study-of-19-cats-2009-2017
#5
Sarah A Moore, R Timothy Bentley, Sheila Carrera-Justiz, Kari D Foss, Ronaldo C da Costa, Laurie B Cook
Objectives The aim of this study was to compile an overview of the clinical features of intracranial complication of otitis media/interna (OMI) in cats managed across five veterinary referral hospitals. Of additional interest were culture results that could inform empirical antibiotic selection, as well as outcome with both medical and surgical management. Methods A retrospective medical record review was conducted at five veterinary referral practices to identify cats with a diagnosis of intracranial complication secondary to OMI between 2009 and 2017...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667426/surgical-repair-of-traumatic-isolated-inferior-rectus-muscle-avulsion
#6
Xuhong Zuo, Lei Gao, Lewei Bao, Lv Chunyan
PURPOSE: To report our experience in the management of avulsion of the inferior rectus muscle. METHODS: We describe the approach we have used for surgical repair of isolated avulsion of the inferior rectus muscle in two patients who suffered orbital trauma. RESULTS: In both cases, the proximal portion of the inferior rectus muscle was located successfully by the generated muscle force duction test and sutured back into its original insertion point...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667417/review-of-duodenal-perforations-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-hospital-puerta-de-hierro-from-1999-to-2014
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Elena Jiménez Cubedo, Javier López Monclús, José Luis Lucena de la Poza, Natalia González Alcolea, Pablo Calvo Espino, Arturo García Pavia, Victor Sánchez Turrión
INTRODUCTION: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) remains the gold standard in biliary and pancreatic pathology. Although the procedure has a significant morbidity and mortality rate. Algorithms are needed for the management and treatment of the associated complications. OBJECTIVE: to review the post-ERCP perforations treated in the Department of General Surgery of the Hospital Puerta de Hierro from 1999 to 2014. The results were evaluated according to the types of perforation and treatment...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667250/a-new-2d-echocardiographic-approach-to-evaluate-the-membrane-and-valve-movement-of-the-berlin-heart-excor-vad-chamber-in-pediatric-vad-patients
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Roberta Iacobelli, Gianfranco Ferrari, Sergio Filippelli, Gianluigi Perri, Alessandra Toscano, Rachele Adorisio, Paolo Guccione, Antonio Amodeo
The use of Berlin Heart EXCOR VAD (BH) is a validated therapy to bridge pediatric patients to heart transplant. Serial echocardiographic (ECHO) assessment of VAD patients is necessary to support patients' management. This work aims at developing an innovative strategy to evaluate the BH device functioning by ECHO and its interaction with the native heart in a pediatric population. ECHO evaluation of BH membrane movement, and inflow and outflow valves was performed in 2D, 2D-color Doppler, M-mode, and M-mode color Doppler to assess the functioning of the device by direct positioning of the ECHO probe on the BH cannulas and membranes...
April 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667140/multidisciplinary-management-of-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-epidemiological-and-clinical-features-prognostic-factors-and-long-term-outcomes-in-207-patients
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Enrico Pola, F Taccari, G Autore, F Giovannenze, V Pambianco, R Cauda, G Maccauro, M Fantoni
PURPOSE: Pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PS) is a potentially life-threatening infection burdened by high morbidity rates. Despite the rising incidence, the proper management of PS is still controversial. Aim of this study was to describe the clinical features of PS and to evaluate the prognostic factors and the long-term outcomes of a large population of patients. METHODS: 207 cases of PS treated from 2008 to 2016 with a 2-year follow-up were enrolled. Clinical data from each patient were recorded...
April 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667094/worldwide-experience-with-erosion-of-the-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-device
#10
Evan T Alicuben, Reginald C W Bell, Blair A Jobe, F P Buckley, C Daniel Smith, Casey J Graybeal, John C Lipham
BACKGROUND: The magnetic sphincter augmentation device continues to become a more common antireflux surgical option with low complication rates. Erosion into the esophagus is an important complication to recognize and is reported to occur at very low incidences (0.1-0.15%). Characterization of this complication remains limited. We aim to describe the worldwide experience with erosion of the magnetic sphincter augmentation device including presentation, techniques for removal, and possible risk factors...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667077/a-case-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-with-various-gastrointestinal-findings
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Kentaro Tominaga, Kenya Kamimura, Kazuya Takahashi, Junji Yokoyama, Shuji Terai
Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder involving the oral and genital mucosa, skin, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, joints, vasculature, and nervous. The gastrointestinal lesions accompanying with BD can extend along the full length of the tract, from the mouth to the anus, and show various clinical characteristics which is difficult to be differentiate from the other inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Hence, the differential diagnosis is difficult and can affect treatment outcomes...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667038/complex-drug-drug-gene-disease-interactions-involving-cytochromes-p450-systematic-review-of-published-case-reports-and-clinical-perspectives
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REVIEW
Flavia Storelli, Caroline Samer, Jean-Luc Reny, Jules Desmeules, Youssef Daali
Drug pharmacokinetics (PK) is influenced by multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors, among which concomitant medications are responsible for drug-drug interactions (DDIs) that may have a clinical relevance, resulting in adverse drug reactions or reduced efficacy. The addition of intrinsic factors affecting cytochromes P450 (CYPs) activity and/or expression, such as genetic polymorphisms and diseases, may potentiate the impact and clinical relevance of DDIs. In addition, greater variability in drug levels and exposures has been observed when such intrinsic factors are present in addition to concomitant medications perpetrating DDIs...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667024/double-baltazar-procedure-for-repair-of-gastric-leakage-post-sleeve-gastrectomy-from-two-sites-case-report-of-new-surgical-technique
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Hussein Mcheimeche, Samer H Dbouk, Riad Saheli, Dany Lichaa, Louai S Chalaby
BACKGROUND: Staple line leak is one of the most challenging complications following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, with a rate reaching near 1%. Its management often implicates a multidisciplinary approach and experienced bariatric and metabolic surgeons. The literature is abundant on various approaches to treat single staple line leak with variable results. But what to do in front of an intra-op incidental finding of double gastric fistulae? METHODS: In this article, we describe a new successful surgical treatment option of double Baltazar technique for a patient who was found to have two gastric fistulae post-sleeve gastrectomy...
April 18, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667023/liraglutide-effects-on-upper-gastrointestinal-investigations-implications-prior-to-bariatric-surgery
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Renuca Modi, Peter Rye, Sarah Cawsey, Daniel W Birch, Arya M Sharma
Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide type 1 (GLP-1) analogue that is approved for long-term obesity management in North America. While bariatric surgery remains the gold standard for weight loss, an increasing number of patients are on liraglutide in the setting of ongoing workup for bariatric surgery. The presence of gastrointestinal symptoms prior to bariatric surgery may prompt testing for dysmotility, which affects surgical decision making. Here we report six cases where treatment with liraglutide was associated with reversible reduction in gastric and esophageal motility in screening for bariatric surgery...
April 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666966/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-notes-from-the-field
#15
Maria Teresa Giordani, Francesca Tamarozzi, Daniel Kaminstein, Enrico Brunetti, Tom Heller
BACKGROUND: Thoracic ultrasound is helpful to evaluate lung pathology in patients with acute dyspnea. Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of point-of-care ultrasound in patients with extrapulmonary TB and HIV co-infection. This retrospective, open-label case-control study explores the role of lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in HIV-positive patients. In particular, it highlights the potential role of specific sonographic features that may be unique to this population...
April 17, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666946/pharmaceutical-products-as-emerging-contaminant-in-water-relevance-for-developing-nations-and-identification-of-critical-compounds-for-indian-environment
#16
Prakash Chinnaiyan, Santosh G Thampi, Mathava Kumar, K M Mini
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are contaminants of emerging concern and have been detected worldwide in water bodies in trace concentrations. Most of these emerging contaminants are not regulated in water quality standards except a few in the developed countries. In the case of developing countries, research in this direction is at a nascent stage. For the effective management of Pharmaceutical contaminants (PC) in developing countries, the relevance of PCs as an emerging contaminant has to be analyzed followed by regular monitoring of the environment...
April 17, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666893/pitfalls-in-bone-density-monitoring-in-prostate-cancer-during-anti-resorptive-treatment
#17
Y-M Cheung, S K Ramchand, M Grossmann
A 74-year-old man presented to the Andrology Clinic for management of potential complications of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. He had a rising prostate-specific antigen with a concurrent rise in alkaline phosphatase and bone remodeling markers. This was despite treatment with a radical prostatectomy, androgen deprivation, and anti-resorptive therapy. A follow-up dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan revealed a marked increase in his bone mineral density at both the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
April 17, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666818/the-role-of-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-staging-and-response-assessment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Sara Volpi, Jason M Ali, Angela Tasker, Adam Peryt, Giuseppe Aresu, Aman S Coonar
Lung cancer is a common disease and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality, with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounting for the majority of cases. Following diagnosis of lung cancer, accurate staging is essential to guide clinical management and inform prognosis. Positron emission tomography (PET) in conjunction with computed tomography (CT)-as PET-CT has developed as an important tool in the multi-disciplinary management of lung cancer. This article will review the current evidence for the role of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT in NSCLC diagnosis, staging, response assessment and follow up...
March 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666797/development-and-implementation-of-a-perianesthetic-safety-checklist-in-a-veterinary-university-small-animal-teaching-hospital
#19
Gwennaëlle Menoud, Shannon Axiak Flammer, Claudia Spadavecchia, Mathieu Raillard
Introduction: The use of a surgical safety checklist is recommended by the World Health Organization and is associated with advantages: improved communication and reduced complications and mortality. Adapting checklists to the environment in which they are used improves their efficiency, but their implementation can be challenging. The aim of this study was to develop and implement a perianesthetic safety checklist for a small animal hospital. Materials and methods: A panel of eight anesthesia diplomates and seven residents and doctoral students were gathered...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666777/injury-of-the-radial-nerve-in-the-arm-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Taroob J Latef, Muhammad Bilal, Marc Vetter, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Compression of the radial nerve is most commonly described at the supinator muscle (i.e., arcade of Frohse). However, radial nerve compression can occur in the arm. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review both etiologies of radial nerve entrapment and the sites at which this can occur in the arm. The clinical presentation of radial nerve entrapment in the arm and how it differs from that of entrapment at other sites is reviewed and the conditions potentially predisposing to nerve entrapment are described...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
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