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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403922/place-of-ulipristal-acetate-in-the-management-of-uterine-fibroids-preoperative-treatment-or-sequential-treatment
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A-G Pourcelot, P Capmas, H Fernandez
Symptomatic uterine fibroids affect 25% of women of childbearing potential and are responsible for various symptoms, mainly menometrorrhagia, pelvic pain and infertility. No currently available medical treatment is able to eradicate fibroids. Two treatments are indicated preoperatively to reduce bleeding and decrease the size of fibroids: GnRH agonists and ulipristal acetate. Ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone receptor modulator, exerts an antagonist effect on fibroid tissue, inducing apoptosis. It rapidly induces amenorrhoea (after an average of seven days of treatment) and reduces fibroid volume...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403646/neuropathic-orofacial-pain-facts-and-fiction
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Lene Baad-Hansen, Rafael Benoliel
Definition and taxonomy This review deals with neuropathic pain of traumatic origin affecting the trigeminal nerve, i.e. painful post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PTTN). Symptomatology The clinical characteristics of PTTN vary considerably, partly due to the type and extent of injury. Symptoms involve combinations of spontaneous and evoked pain and of positive and negative somatosensory signs. These patients are at risk of going through unnecessary dental/surgical procedures in the attempt to eradicate the cause of the pain, due to the fact that most dentists only rarely encounter PTTN...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392088/single-stage-treatment-of-osteomyelitis-for-digital-salvage-by-using-an-antibiotic-eluting-methylmethacrylate-joint-spanning-spacer
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REVIEW
Victoria L Aimé, John T Kidwell, Leland H Webb
Osteomyelitis of the digit is a challenging problem that can result in amputation. We describe 13 cases of osteomyelitis involving bones of the hand managed with a novel technique. We reviewed records of 12 patients (13 digits) who had joint-spanning, antibiotic-eluting (tobramycin or vancomycin), methylmethacrylate spacers placed as definitive, single-stage treatment for digital osteomyelitis. The primary outcome was digit salvage. Secondary outcomes were infection eradication (no recurrence at 3 months) and spacer removal...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384920/dissimilar-pain-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-and-malabsorption
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Wolfgang J Schnedl, Dietmar Enko, Sandra J Wallner-Liebmann, Sonja Lackner, Harald Mangge
Primary Epiploic Appendagitis (PEA) is a rare cause of acute or subacute abdominal complaints and non-migratory pain. Usually the diagnosis of PEA is made when Computed Tomography (CT) reveals characteristic figures. Nonspecific abdominal complaints including diffuse abdominal pain may be caused by carbohydrate and/or protein malabsorption. We report a case of a patient with PEA who recovered without medication or surgical treatment within a few days. Eight months later, he was diagnosed with lactose- and histamine malabsorption and Helicobacter pylori infection...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384558/temporary-total-hip-arthroplasty-like-spacer-for-treating-an-infected-periprosthetic-femoral-fracture-using-a-long-stem-a-case-report
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Youngwoo Kim, Yoshiaki Katsura, Nina Kasahara, Takashi Kasahara, Masashi Kanamura, Keiichi Kawanabe
INTRODUCTION: Infected periprosthetic femoral fractures are among the most complex and significant complications of total hip arthroplasty (THA). We report the novel use of a temporary THA-like spacer for treating an infected periprosthetic femoral fracture after revision surgery using a long stem. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 72-year-old woman sustained a left infected periprosthetic femoral fracture after revi - streptococci in the culture sample. On suspicion of a periprosthetic joint infection, we planned a two-stage procedure...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363660/expanding-role-of-percutaneous-ablative-and-consolidative-treatments-for-musculoskeletal-tumours
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REVIEW
A N Kurup, M R Callstrom
Interventional approaches to musculoskeletal tumours have significantly changed over the last several years, and new treatments continue to be developed. All ablative modalities are currently applied to the treatment of bone tumours, including radiofrequency, cryo-, microwave, and laser ablation devices. Indications for ablation of bone and soft-tissue tumours have expanded beyond palliation of painful bone metastases and eradication of osteoid osteomas to the local control of oligometastatic disease from a number of primary tumours and ablation of desmoid tumours...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331902/cold-snare-polypectomy-for-non-pedunculated-colon-polyps-greater-than-1%C3%A2-cm
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Cyrus Piraka, Ahmed Saeed, Akbar K Waljee, Ajish Pillai, Ryan Stidham, B Joseph Elmunzer
Background and study aims Colonic polyps > 1 cm in size are commonly managed using hot polypectomy techniques. The most frequent adverse events (delayed bleeding, post-polypectomy syndrome, and perforation) are related to electrocautery-induced injury. We hypothesized that cold resection of large polyps may have similar efficacy and improved safety compared to hot polypectomy. Our aims were to evaluate efficacy and safety of piecemeal cold snare resection of colonic polyps > 1 cm. Patients and methods Patients undergoing lift and piecemeal cold snare polypectomy of non-pedunculated colon polyps > 1 cm from October 2013 to September 2015 were identified retrospectively...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277993/maggot-therapy-for-wound-care-in-iran-a-case-series-of-the-first-28-patients
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A Mirabzadeh, M J Ladani, B Imani, S A B Rosen, R A Sherman
OBJECTIVE: The need for improved wound care is receiving considerable attention in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Beginning in 2003, maggot therapy (MT) became part of Iran's effort to advance its wound care technology. The first cohort of patients treated with MT was analysed to evaluate the use of this treatment. METHOD: Patients treated with MT at three hospitals in Tehran were analysed retrospectively. Primary outcomes were time to wound debridement and time to wound healing...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260914/helicobacter-pylori-infection-is-not-associated-with-failure-to-thrive-a-case-control-study
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Nan-Chang Chiu, Chien-Yu Lin, Hsin Chi, Chun-Yan Yeung, Wei-Hsin Ting, Wai-Tao Chan, Chuen-Bin Jiang, Sung-Tse Li, Chao-Hsu Lin, Hung-Chang Lee
PURPOSE: The long-term impact of Helicobacter pylori infection is complex, and concerns about the need for eradication exist. We conducted this case control study to investigate the association between H. pylori infection and failure to thrive (FTT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2011, 53 children with FTT group and matched children with the same sex and age and similar socioeconomic status without FTT (control group) were enrolled. A questionnaire was administered to the parents/guardian, and a (13)C-urea breath test was performed to detect H...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116262/acetabular-prosthetic-protrusio-after-bipolar-hemi-arthroplasty-of-the-hip-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jason Bt Lim, Chia Liang Ang, Hee Nee Pang
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar hemi-arthroplasty of the hip is a commonly performed procedure in elderly patients with intra-capsular fracture of the neck of the femur with good short-term results for pain relief, return to activity and morbidity. The incidence of intra-pelvic prosthesis migration or protrusion is rare and one of the inciting factors is chronic low-grade sepsis. Acetabular prosthesis protrusion poses a difficult and challenging surgical problem due to surrounding neurovascular structures...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098121/perspectives-on-hypertension-outcomes-after-single-stage-clearance-of-a-complete-staghorn-renal-calculus
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Ranjit Chaudhary, Kulwant Singh, Chirag S Dausage, Nidhi Jain
A 55-year-old male presented, in June 2013, with left flank pain. Investigations revealed a complete staghorn stone. He had undergone two sittings of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in 2008 for left renal stone. One year subsequent to this, he was diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. The management of complete staghorn stones in a single sitting is a difficult proposition. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the gold standard to manage such stones. The patient was subjected to PCNL, and complete clearance was achieved in one sitting...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095386/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-cleansing-effect-of-a-monofilament-fiber-debridement-pad-compared-to-gauze-swabs
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cornelia Wiegand, Kirsten Reddersen, Uta-Christina Hipler, Martin Abel, Peter Ruth, Anneke Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Removal of nonvital tissue is an accepted method to eradicate biofilms and to stimulate wound healing. Debridement using a monofilament polyester fiber pad has clinically been shown to be effective as well as pain and trauma free. METHODS: For in vitro determination of the cleansing capacity of this product compared to gauze swabs, a wound debridement model was used with glass plates coated with a bovine serum albumin solution, stained with hematoxylin...
2016: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072863/a-single-dose-oral-azithromycin-versus-intramuscular-benzathine-penicillin-for-the-treatment-of-yaws-a-randomized-non-inferiority-trial-in-ghana
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Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean, Nsiire Agana, John Gyapong, Priscilia Nortey, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Esther Aryee, Kingsley Asiedu, Roland Ballard, Fred Binka
BACKGROUND: Yaws is a treponemal infection that was almost eradicated fifty years ago; however, the disease has re-emerged in a number of countries including Ghana. A single-dose of intramuscular benzathine penicillin has been the mainstay of treatment for yaws. However, intramuscular injections are painful and pose safety and logistical constraints in the poor areas where yaws occurs. A single center randomized control trial (RCT) carried out in Papua New Guinea in 2012 demonstrated the efficacy of a single-dose of oral azithromycin for the treatment of yaws...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056158/mycobacterium-avium-complex-septic-arthritis-presenting-as-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Alexander B Christ, Elena V Zininberg, Kethy M Jules-Elysee, Michael L Parks
Mycobacterium avium complex is a rare cause of musculoskeletal infection, usually occurring in patients with compromised immune systems. Obtaining the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and treatment can be delayed because of difficulty with isolating the organism. Treatment involves prolonged, targeted combination antibiotic therapy, and it is unclear whether eradication of the infection can occur in the presence of a foreign body, such as antibiotic spacers. The authors report a case of M avium infection presenting as presumed osteonecrosis of the femoral head in a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042681/photodynamic-therapy-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Ushasri Chilakamarthi, Lingamallu Giribabu
Though we crossed many milestones in the field of medicine and health care in eradicating some deadly diseases over the past decades, cancer remained a challenge taking the lives of millions of people and having adverse effects on the quality of life of survivors. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the two existing major treatment modalities, have severe side effects and patients undergoing these treatments experience unbearable pain. Consequently, clinicians and researchers are working for the alternate treatment regimens, which can provide complete cure with minimum or no side effects...
January 2, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018509/helicobacter-pylori-eradication-therapy-for-thrombocytopenia-after-surgery-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Takashi Ando, Daichi Akiyama, Hiroshi Okada, Kazuma Date, Hiroshi Furukawa, Makoto Takeda
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is known to be rarely accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report a case of AAA with DIC. An 81-year-old man with abdominal pain referred to our hospital. Computed tomography demonstrated an AAA (maximum diameter: 90 mm). The patient underwent a laparotomy, and an abdominal aorta replacement was performed. At the 3-month follow-up, the patient underwent Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment for 1 week. After treatment, the platelet count dramatically increased...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994474/probiotics-improve-the-efficacy-of-standard-triple-therapy-in-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-a-meta-analysis
#17
Christine S M Lau, Amanda Ward, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori colonization is present in half of the world's population and can lead to numerous gastrointestinal diseases if left untreated, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Although concurrent triple therapy remains the recommended treatment regimen for H. pylori eradication, its success rate and efficacy have been declining. Recent studies have shown that the addition of probiotics can significantly increase eradication rates by up to 50%. This meta-analysis examines the impact of probiotic supplementation on the efficacy of standard triple therapy in eradicating H...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876465/is-there-still-a-role-for-irrigation-and-debridement-with-liner-exchange-in-acute-periprosthetic-total-knee-infection
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Andrés F Duque, Zachary D Post, Rex W Lutz, Fabio R Orozco, Sergio H Pulido, Alvin C Ong
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is an important cause of failure in total knee arthroplasty. Irrigation and debridement including liner exchange (I&D/L) success rates have varied for acute PJI. The purpose of this study is to present results of a specific protocol for I&D/L with retention of total knee arthroplasty components. METHODS: Sixty-seven consecutive I&D/L patients were retrospectively evaluated. Inclusion criteria for I&D/L were as follows: fewer than 3 weeks of symptoms, no immunologic compromise, intact soft tissue sleeve, and well-fixed components...
April 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867375/ceftriaxone-pulse-dosing-fails-to-eradicate-biofilm-like-microcolony-b-burgdorferi-persisters-which-are-sterilized-by-daptomycin-doxycycline-cefuroxime-without-pulse-dosing
#19
Jie Feng, Shuo Zhang, Wanliang Shi, Ying Zhang
Although the majority of Lyme disease patients can be cured, at least 10-20% of the patients continue to suffer from persisting symptoms such as fatigue, muscular and joint pain, and neurologic impairment after standard 2-4 week antibiotic treatment. While the causes for this post-treatment Lyme disease symptoms are unclear, one possibility is due to Borrelia burgdorferi persisters that are not effectively killed by current antibiotics such as doxycycline or amoxicillin used to treat Lyme disease. A previous study showed that four rounds of ceftriaxone pulse dosing treatment eradicated B...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825384/inhibiting-the-proton-pump-mechanisms-benefits-harms-and-questions
#20
Jeffrey K Aronson
Inhibition of the H(+)/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase (the proton pump) is the final common mechanistic pathway in reducing gastric acid secretion pharmacologically. Proton pump inhibitors are widely used in upper gastrointestinal diseases, including gastric and duodenal ulcers, eradication of Helicobacter pylori in combination with antibiotics, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and prevention of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced peptic ulceration...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medicine
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