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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922167/cost-effectiveness-of-primarily-surgical-versus-primarily-conservative-treatment-of-acute-and-subacute-radiculopathies-due-to-intervertebral-disc-herniation-from-the-swiss-perspective
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Zanfina Ademi, Viktoria Gloy, Dominik Glinz, Heike Raatz, Joris Van Stiphout, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Schwenkglenks
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To assess the cost-effectiveness of primarily surgical treatment (PST) versus primarily conservative treatment (PCT) in adults with intermediate severity, acute or subacute, lumbar radicular syndrome due to intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: A decision analytic model from healthcare system and societal perspectives was used to compare outcomes and costs of PST with those of PCT (physiotherapy, epidural injection and medication). Treatment pathways and quality of life were obtained from published clinical trials...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919406/pediatric-surgical-readmissions-are-they-truly-preventable
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Erin G Brown, Jamie E Anderson, Debra Burgess, Richard J Bold, Diana L Farmer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reimbursement penalties for excess hospital readmissions have begun for the pediatric population. Therefore, research determining incidence and predictors is critical. METHODS: A retrospective review of University HealthSystem Consortium database (N=258 hospitals; 2,723,621 patients) for pediatric patients (age 0-17years) hospitalized from 9/2011 to 3/2015 was performed. Outcome measures were 7-, 14-, and 30-day readmission rates. Hospital and patient characteristics were evaluated to identify predictors of readmission...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917313/open-surgery-versus-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-nephrectomy-for-renal-tuberculosis-a-retrospective-study-of-120-patients
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Su Zhang, You Luo, Cheng Wang, Hu Xiong, Sheng-Jun Fu, Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic renal surgery has been widely used in the treatment of renal diseases. However, there is still little research about its application in addressing renal tuberculosis. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively investigate the surgical results of laparoscopic and open surgery for nonfunctional tuberculous kidneys. METHODS: Between May 2011 and June 2016, 120 nephrectomies were performed in patients with a nonfunctional tuberculous kidney...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916656/micrornas-as-biomarkers-for-early-breast-cancer-diagnosis-prognosis-and-therapy-prediction
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REVIEW
Farah J Nassar, Rihab Nasr, Rabih Talhouk
Breast cancer is a major health problem that affects one in eight women worldwide. As such, detecting breast cancer at an early stage anticipates better disease outcome and prolonged patient survival. Extensive research has shown that microRNA (miRNA) are dysregulated at all stages of breast cancer. miRNA are a class of small noncoding RNA molecules that can modulate gene expression and are easily accessible and quantifiable. This review highlights miRNA as diagnostic, prognostic and therapy predictive biomarkers for early breast cancer with an emphasis on the latter...
December 1, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914110/physical-exercise-for-the-treatment-of-non-ulcerated-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Diego N Araujo, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Alvaro Cc Maciel, Selma S Bruno, Guilherme Af Fregonezi, Fernando Al Dias
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease that causes discomfort and impairs the quality of life of affected persons. Treatments such as physical exercise that aim to increase the movement of the ankle joint and strengthen the muscle pump in the calf of the leg may be useful to reduce the symptoms of CVI. OBJECTIVES: To assess and summarise the existing clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of physical exercise programmes for the treatment of individuals with non-ulcerated CVI...
December 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912779/ascites-regression-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-prediction-of-treatment-outcome-among-stage-iiic-to-iv-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Xia Xu, Fei Deng, Mengmeng Lv, Binhui Ren, Wenwen Guo, Xiaoxiang Chen
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the outcome-related factors of interval debulking surgery (IDS) in patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HG-SOC) who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). This study aimed to explore the optimal timing for IDS and the prognosis-associated factors of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIIc to IV HG-SOC patients. METHODS: A total of 160 IIIc to IV stage HG-SOC patients were retrospectively analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909658/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-lumbar-synovial-cysts-with-coexisting-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Daniel R Denis, Daniel Hirt, Saumya Shah, Daniel C Lu, Langston T Holly
BACKGROUND: About one third of lumbar synovial cysts are associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis. Segmental instability is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis and recurrence of synovial cysts and lumbar fusion has been advocated as a treatment of choice in the presence of spondylolisthesis. In patients with spondylolisthesis, minimally invasive resection of lumbar synovial cysts, without fusion, could minimize surgically induced segmental instability while providing good pain relief...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909035/randomised-controlled-pilot-study-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-thoracic-epidural-and-paravertebral-blockade-in-reducing-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-topic-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907957/surgical-strategies-for-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Wendy Ziai, J Ricardo Carhuapoma, Paul Nyquist, Daniel F Hanley
In recent decades, the medical and surgical treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have become the focus of a number of scientific investigations. This effort has been led by an international group of neurologists and neurosurgeons with the goal of studying functional recovery and developing new medical and surgical treatments to facilitate improved clinical outcomes. Currently, two of the most pressing ICH investigational goals are (1) early blood pressure control, and (2) safe hematoma volume reduction...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906761/surgical-education-and-health-care-reform-defining-the-role-and-value-of-trainees-in-an-evolving-medical-landscape
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Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Reena Aggarwal, Rebeccah B Baucom, Cristina R Ferrone, David Massaro, Kyla P Terhune
OBJECTIVE: Health care reform and surgical education are often separated functionally. However, especially in surgery, where resident trainees often spend twice as much time in residency and fellowship than in undergraduate medical education, one must consider their contributions to health care. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In this short commentary, we briefly review the status of health care in the United States as well as some of the recent and current changes in graduate medical education that pertain to surgical trainees...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905372/-combined-surgery-for-locally-advanced-colorectal-cancer
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O I Kit, Yu A Gevorkyan, N V Soldatkina, E N Kolesnikov, V E Kolesnikov, M A Kozhushko, A V Dashkov
AIM: To study the types and early outcomes of combined interventions for locally advanced colorectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Since 2009 four hundreds and ninety eight patients underwent surgery in the Rostov Research Institute of Oncology for locally advanced colorectal cancer. Most cases of surgical procedures on adjacent organs included resection of small intestine (23.69%), supravaginal hysterectomy (16.47%), resection of bladder (12.25%), total hysterectomy (11...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903192/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-idiopathic-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-an-international-multicenter-study
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Hideyuki Kano, Dusan Urgosik, Roman Liscak, Bruce E Pollock, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason P Sheehan, Mayur Sharma, Danilo Silva, Gene H Barnett, David Mathieu, Nathaniel D Sisterson, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) when used for patients with intractable idiopathic glossopharyngeal neuralgia. METHODS Six participating centers of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation identified 22 patients who underwent SRS for intractable glossopharyngeal neuralgia between 1998 and 2015. The median patient age was 60 years (range 34-83 years). The median duration of symptoms before SRS was 46 months (range 1-240 months)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901247/anabolic-steroids-for-rehabilitation-after-hip-fracture-in-older-people
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Vaqas Farooqi, Maayken E L van den Berg, Ian D Cameron, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture occurs predominantly in older people, many of whom are frail and undernourished. After hip fracture surgery and rehabilitation, most patients experience a decline in mobility and function. Anabolic steroids, the synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone, have been used in combination with exercise to improve muscle mass and strength in athletes. They may have similar effects in older people who are recovering from hip fracture. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects (primarily in terms of functional outcome and adverse events) of anabolic steroids after surgical treatment of hip fracture in older people...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900699/the-anconeus-triceps-lateral-flap-approach-for-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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A Celli, P Bonucci
BACKGROUND: The posterior approaches to the elbow are considered as to allow an excellent joint exposure for total elbow arthroplasty. One complication that is well recognized is the insufficiency of the extensor mechanism in particular with the patients with poor tendon quality as in the rheumatoid diseases. The purpose of this paper is to present a new triceps-splitting exposure for total elbow arthroplasty used in rheumatoid patients with their preliminary results. METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with rheumatoid disease at grades III to V of the Larsen grading scale underwent total elbow replacement using the new triceps-splitting exposure called anconeus-triceps lateral flap and it preserves the integrity of the medial proper triceps tendon...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900269/vitamin-d-and-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Thomas Mabey, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Wicharn Yingsakmongkol, Worawat Limthongkul, Sittisak Honsawek
Vitamin D is crucial for musculoskeletal health, maintenance, and function. Vitamin D insufficiency is common among patients undergoing spine surgery and the ideal vitamin D level for spine surgery has yet to be investigated. There is a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in patients with musculoskeletal pain regardless of surgical intervention. With the frequency and costs of spine surgery increasing, it is imperative that efforts are continued to reduce the impact on patients and healthcare services. Studies into vitamin D and its associations with orthopaedic surgery have yielded alarming findings with regards to the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900267/depression-and-psychiatric-disease-associated-with-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Hao-Hua Wu, Max Liu, Joshua S Dines, John D Kelly, Grant H Garcia
While most patients with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury indicate satisfaction with surgical intervention, a significant proportion still do not return to pre-injury level of function or sport. Psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression, have recently been associated with poor clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). To date, no article has yet examined how depression affects ACLR outcomes and how potential screening and intervention for psychological distress may affect postoperative activity level...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899141/relationship-between-surgeon-volume-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Johannes Morche, Tim Mathes, Dawid Pieper
BACKGROUND: The surgeon volume-outcome relationship has been discussed for many years and its existence or nonexistence is of importance for various reasons. A lot of empirical work has been published on it. We aimed to summarize systematic reviews in order to present current evidence. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane database of systematic reviews (CDSR), and health technology assessment websites were searched up to October 2015 for systematic reviews on the surgeon volume-outcome relationship...
November 29, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899021/does-preoperative-diplopia-determine-the-incidence-of-postoperative-diplopia-after-repair-of-orbital-floor-fracture-an-institutional-review
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Avisham Ramphul, Gary Hoffman
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to investigate whether the occurrence of preoperative diplopia determines the incidence of postoperative diplopia after orbital floor repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective cohort study with a review of the records of 126 consecutive patients who had undergone repair of an orbital floor fracture under the maxillofacial surgery service at John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle, NSW, Australia). The primary predictor variables were a number of demographic, etiologic, and operative factors that might influence the occurrence of diplopia...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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